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Introducing Math Monthly!

Nov 2, 2021

Earn badges and certificates for your classroom while bolstering math fluency with Dash!

We are pleased to invite you to join our new Math Monthly Program launching today for the 2021-2022 school year to support the use of math activities in your classroom.

As you may have heard, in August, we released 60 standards-aligned math activities inside our platform, Class Connect. Thousands of students are using the activities already and the numbers are growing each month. To build community around math literacy, coding, and robotics, and to make it easier for teachers to implement these activities in classrooms, we’re launching Math Monthly!

What is Math Monthly? Each month, we will present a set of math activities for you to assign your students. At the end of the month, all teachers who assigned at least one of the activities will be sent a badge and a certificate to post in the classroom and present to your students.

Fun! Right?

Wanna get involved? It’s super easy to join in. Click Count Me In and sign up! Then sign into Class Connect and locate the November math activities outlined below and assign them to your students! They will find them in their Blockly apps, and Dash will guide them through the story-based challenges that require the related math skill in order to solve them!

Don’t have a Class Connect subscription yet? Start your 30-day free trial today!

Want to learn more about Class Connect first? Start here!

Count Me In!

NOVEMBER: Math Monthly

November 3rd- November 30th

3rd Grade
  • Represent Multiplication and Arrays
  • Represent Multiplication with Number Lines
  • Solve Problems with Area
4th Grade
  • Expanded Form/ Rename Numbers
  • Compare and Order Numbers
  • Place Value to Round Numbers
5th Grade
  • Use Exponents
  • Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers
  • Develop Multiplication Fluency
Launch Class Connect

Math Monthly FAQ

What is Math Monthly?

Math Monthly is designed to support educators with a guided implementation of our brand-new Class Connect math activities.

The program is a series of monthly implementation options based on grade level and math topics. We are aligning the month with the core content/standards that are typically being completed in the classroom during a given month. Monthly emails will be sent with the suggested activities. At the end of each month, all educators who actively participated by assigning at least one of the activities to their students will receive a badge and certificate to post in the classroom and share with students.

How do I locate the math monthly recommended activities?

There are two ways to find out what are the recommended grade-level activities for the month. Make sure you sign up to receive email reminders by clicking “Count Me In” and/or check back here for a monthly blog post.

What if I already have assigned some of the activities that were recommended for the month?

No worries! If you already assigned/completed the activities earlier this school year, we will be able to include you as having participated. Keep planning as you see fit for your class and use this as a suggested implementation guide.

What if I can’t assign all of the activities for the month?

If you are unable to complete all the activities in the month, no problem! As long as you’ve assigned at least 1 of the recommended month’s math activities, you will receive an email with recognition at the end of the month.

Do the activities have to be completed by all students by the end of the month to count?

Activities can be completed when students are told to complete them by you, the teacher. We are looking to see that they were assigned in the given month.

Can I just do this with some of my students?

Yes! Assign the activities as you see fit. You can assign them to a few students or the whole class based on individual needs. Use the activities to reinforce skills previously taught or follow up a lesson with these as additional supplemental practice.

Why assign all math monthly activities?

If you follow the guided implementation that we have outlined, you will be able to use our math activities for the entire school year. We have laid out the progression for you.

Wonder League Robotics Competition FAQ | Year 8

Hello, robotics enthusiasts! If you’re here, you’re probably as excited as we are about the 8th Annual Wonder League Robotics Competition! To help you and your teams have the best possible experience competing this year, we wanted to share answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Who Can Compete:

Any kid, anywhere in the world, ages 6-8 (Innovator Cup) and 9-12 (Pioneer Cup). There are two age brackets: 6-8 and 9-12 and team members have to fall within the age category at some point during the competition. Participants must be the qualifying age for their bracket on the last day of the competition, but if they gain a year during the competition, that’s OK. They won’t age out! 

Competition Brackets:

  • Innovator Cup (Age 6-8)
  • Pioneer Cup (Age 9-12)

What Makes a Team:

A team is made up of a supervising adult coach, and one or more children (up to 5). That’s right, kids can compete solo, but a coach who is 18+ is needed to help with the submission process. For multi-kid teams, each member must be in the same age bracket. Coaches may have multiple teams and can register all their teams after registering as a coach. Please keep in mind that each team will need a separate Class Connect registration.

Note: Younger students may participate in the 9-12 age category, but please be aware that the missions have been designed with older students and advanced coding skills in mind.

What a Team Needs to Compete:

Class Connect subscription

The team is made up of a supervising adult coach and one to five members

  1. Compatible device
  2. 5′ x 8′ mat of 30cm squares and basic prototyping materials
  3. Teams in 6-8 & 9-12 age brackets will need a Dash robot
  4. Internet access to download and upload materials

Teams will need one Dash robot:

Check Device Compatibility here:

We will be offering a mat image that you are welcome to use and print with your local printer, but teams are absolutely encouraged to make their own if they prefer. For more on how to make your own mat, check out this blog post.

Coaches will, of course, need internet access to download the apps and keep up with the competition as it progresses, and may want to print out some kid-facing materials that we will provide at each stage.

Class Connect Subscription:

To register for the 8th Wonder League Robotics Competition requires a subscription to Class Connect, providing additional resources like standards-aligned content assignable right inside a student’s Blockly app. Learn more about Class Connect here.

If you already have a Class Connect subscription, you have access to register a team, based on your student license amount. If you have more than one team of 5 students, you will need to purchase another Coach Success Pack or consider a larger subscription to accommodate more teams and students.

  1. A Coach Success Pack provides:
    Participation in the WLRC for up to 5 students
    Access to all Missions
    Full access to Class Connect, (including Math Activities and Dash’s Neighborhood), for 5 students and 1 teacher for 7 months
    A discount code for a Dash robot from our online store at

Please note: Teams will need a physical Dash robot to complete the Missions.
The Coaches’ Dashboard in Class Connect will help our coaches register and manage their team(s). The dashboard will be your one-stop shop for all Wonder League Robotics Competition management. You will be able to access the Coaches’ Corner–where all competition-related content and resources will be hosted–the Heartbeat community forum, and all the submission forms right there on the Dashboard.

Accessing Missions for the Innovator Cup and Pioneer Cup:

Once your purchase is completed for Class Connect, you will receive an email to activate your Class Connect license.

Once this license is activated, you will be able to register yourself as a coach and register your teams. This is done on your portal page under the Robotics Competition tab.

Once your team/teams are registered, you will get an additional email from CoAssemble, our partner hosting the missions this year. This email will state you have been registered for the “2022-2023 Coaches Corner Course”.

Click on the link to be redirected to the CoAssemble website, and you will see the course and can access the Coaches’ Corner Guide as well as the Missions (available November 3, 2022).

Still having trouble accessing all the resources in the Coaches’ Corner? If you have previously had a license to Class Connect and registered as a coach, and have not seen Coaches’ Corner added to your CoAssemble list of courses, please email us at, and we will provide assistance.

Last Year’s Missions:

Taking a peek at last year’s missions might help you get a sense of what the competition is like. Just sign in with your Class Connect subscription and register as a coach to take a peek at the previous years by going to the Coaches’ Corner and selecting the desired year.

2022-23 Wonder League Robotics Competition Milestone Dates:

Here are important milestone dates to keep in mind as coaches develop timelines for teams competing in the 2022-23 Wonder League Robotics Competition.


  1. October 21, 2022: Student Team Registration Opens
  2. November 3, 2022: Round One Opens + Five Mission Released
  3. January 13, 2023: Student Team Registration Closes
  4. January 27, 2023: Mission Evidence Submission Closes 
  5. January 28-March 5, 2023: Invitational Round Notification 
  6. February 6, 2023: Invitational Round Opens + Final Mission Released
  7. March 24, 2023: Invitational Round Submission Due 
  8. April 10, 2023: People’s Choice Voting Opens 
  9. April 21, 2023: People’s Choice Voting Closes 
  10. May 4, 2023: 2022-23 Wonder League Robotics Competition Winner Announcement

NEW Award Category: WLRC People’s Choice Award

Teams may opt in to participate in the WLRC People’s Choice Award category by creating a :30 second video explaining the Team’s Invitational Round Final Mission solution that will be shared with the community at in an “online crowd vote” competition. The WLRC People’s Choice Award allows teams to share and celebrate their work in the WLRC and encourage community support in voting for their team. This is an optional category for teams to enter and will not impact scoring of the Invitational Round submission as they will be judged by STEM and Coding experts using a published rubric.

Children’s Privacy:

We take our participants’ privacy very seriously and comply with COPPA when collecting any information. In the invitational round we ask only for the students’ first names, and request parents’ permission. For those that make it into the Invitational Round, we ask for full names, again with permission. We are never marketing, selling to, or corresponding with children. All contact is through the proxy of the coach.