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140,606

Polycoins Earned

 

22

Districts

33

Schools

70

Teachers

616

Students

This challenge is designed to help K–12 students,  teachers, school and district leaders, and families  engage in creative problem solving, improve math skills, learn computational thinking, and win DonorsChoose.org project funding—thanks to the support of the Computational Thinking Alliance! The challenge is exclusive to AVID-member schools.

The AVID Challenge ends on January 6, 2019!

 
 

How to enter the challenge

Teachers

Join AVID Challenge, earn Polycoin, and get the chance to win a DonorChoose.org gift card to fund your classroom projects.

  • Go to
  • Click on the menu on the top left corner of the page ( 👤), and click Sign Up. Go through the Sign Up steps.
  • Click again on the menu in the top left corner of the page ( 👤), and this time input your Challenge Code that you received from your AVID contact. Once the Challenge Code is processed, you will be redirected to the same homepage and will see #AVIDChallenge2018 at the top of screen.
  • Now click on the top-left menu ( 👤), choose Create Team. Choose Teacher as your role, and create your team name by selecting “Create Team” and choosing your #team_name (Do not put # as the first character -- it gets added automatically). If the name is taken please input another team name. Continue by inputting your school zip code and clicking on the location of your school on the map.
  • Click on your team name or QR code and your team approval link will be copied. Send your team approval link to another Challenge Team lead anywhere in the world by text, email, twitter direct message, etc. (Whoever approves your team name will earn 1 Polycoin for each 10 Polycoins your team earns, up to 500 Polycoins.).
  • If you do not know any Challenge Team leads, you can send your approval link with a twitter direct message to @polyupinc, or email it to poly@polyup.com. Your team name will be reviewed and approved within 24 hours.
  • After you are approved, if you refresh the Polyup app webpage you will see the name of your team at the top of the Polyup app webpage.
  • Send polychallenge.org/student to your students, along with your team hashtag name, so they may join your team.
  • As you and your students solve Poly Machines your team will collect everyone’s earned Polycoins
  • If you or someone else author a Poly Machine for others to play, for each 5 Polycoins the players earn playing your machine, your team earns one Polycoin.


    Invite, approve, and support other AVID Challenge Teams and earn more Polycoins!

  • You can invite another AVID teacher, AVID school leader, or AVID district leader by sending them polychallenge.org/avid and telling them to follow the instructions. Make sure you tell them the AVID Challenge code, and ask them to send you their approval link so you can approve them. Finally, support them on using Polyup to increase learning for their students.
  • For each 10 Polycoins earned by the team you approved, you earn one coin. You can earn up to 500 Polycoins from the team you have approved. These extra Polycoins will be added by Jan 6th.


    Join your school team and help your school’s Polycoin ranking (optional)

  • To connect to your school
  • If you know your school #Team_Name, click on #AVIDChallenge2018 at the top of the screen and click join a team. Input your school #Team_Name.
  • If your school does not yet have a #Team_Name, find a School Leader (e.g. Principal, School cabinet, School TSOA, …) to make a team and set the school’s #Team_Name.

Students

  • Send students to PolyChallenge.org/student and tell them to use “AVID” as their Challenge Code to participate in #AVIDChallenge2018

School Leaders (Principals, principal cabinets, head of math department, …)

Join the AVID Challenge, gather your school’s Polycoins, and help your school’s teachers get the chance to win DonorChoose.org gift cards to fund their projects.

  • Go to
  • Click on the menu on the top left corner of the page( 👤), and click Sign Up. Go through the Sign Up steps.
  • Click again on the menu in the top left corner of the page( 👤), and this time input your Challenge Code that you received from your AVID contact. Once the Challenge Code is processed, you will be redirected to the same homepage and will see #AVIDChallenge2018 at the top of screen.
  • Now click on the top-left menu ( 👤), choose Create Team. Choose School Leader as your role, and create your team name by selecting “Create Team,” choosing your #team_name (Do not put # as the first character). If the name is taken please input another team name. Continue by inputting your school zip code and clicking on the location of your school on the map.
  • Click on your team name or QR code and your team approval link will be copied. Send your team approval link to another Challenge Team lead anywhere in the world by text, email, twitter direct message, etc. (Whoever approves your team name will earn 1 Polycoin for each 10 Polycoins your team earns, up to 500 Polycoins).
  • If you do not know any Challenge Team leads, you can send your approval link with a twitter direct message to @polyupinc. You team name will be reviewed and get approved in 24 hours.
  • After you are approved, if you refresh the Polyup app webpage you will see the name of your team at the top of the Polyup app webpage.
  • Send polychallenge.org/avid to your school‘s math teachers, together with your team name, to join your team.
  • Now, as your teachers teams solve Poly Machines you gather all of your teacher teams’ Polycoins.
  • If you or someone else in your team authors a Poly Machines, for each 5 Polycoins the players earn, your team earns one Polycoin.


    Invite, approve, and support other AVID Challenge Teams and earn Polycoins!

  • You can invite another AVID teacher, AVID school leader, or AVID district leader by sending them polychallenge.org/avid and telling them to follow the instructions. Make sure you tell them the AVID Challenge code, and ask them to send you their approval link so you can approve them. Finally, support them on using Polyup to increase learning for their students.
  • For each 10 Polycoins earned by the team you approved, you earn one coin. You can earn up to 500 Polycoins from the team you have approved. These extra Polycoins will be added by January 6th.


    Join your district team and help your district Polycoin ranking (optional)

  • To connect to your district
  • If you know your district #Team_Name, click on #AVIDChallenge2018 at the top of the screen and click join a team. Input your district #Team_Name.
  • If your district does not yet have a #Team_Name, find a District Leader (e.g. Superintendent, District Cabinet, DIstrict TSOA, …) to make a team and set the district #Team_Name.

District Leaders (Superintendents, Superintendent cabinet, head of curriculum development, …)

Join AVID Challenge, gather Polycoins for the district, and help your district’s teachers get the chance to win DonorChoose.org gift cards to fund their projects.

  • Go to
  • Click on the menu on the top left corner of the page( 👤), and click Sign Up. Go through the Sign Up steps.
  • Click again on the menu in the top left corner of the page( 👤), and this time input your Challenge Code that you received from your AVID contact. Once the Challenge Code is processed, you will be redirected to the same homepage and will see #AVIDChallenge2018 at the top of screen.
  • Now click on the top-left menu ( 👤), choose Create Team. Choose District Leader as your role, and create your team name by selecting “Create Team” and choosing your #team_name (Do not put # as the first character). If the name is taken please input another team name. Continue by inputting your district zip code and click on the location of your district on the map.
  • Click on your team name or QR code and your team approval link will be copied. Send your team approval link to another Challenge Team lead anywhere in the world by text, email, twitter direct message, etc. (Whoever approves your team name will earn 1 Polycoin for each 10 Polycoins your team earns, up to 500 Polycoins.)
  • If you do not know any Challenge Team leads, you can send your approval link with a twitter direct message to @polyupinc. You team name will be reviewed and get approved in 24 hours.
  • After you are approved, if you refresh the Polyup app webpage you will see the name of your team at the top of the Polyup app webpage.
  • Send polychallenge.org/avid to your district school leaders and math teachers, together with your district team name, so they can join your team.
  • Now, as your district’s school teams solve and create Poly Machines, you gather all of your teams’ Polycoin.


    Invite, approve, and support other AVID Challenge Teams and earn Polycoins!

  • You can invite another AVID teacher, AVID school leader, or AVID district leader by sending them polychallenge.org/avid and telling them to follow the instructions. Make sure you tell them the AVID Challenge code, and ask them to send you their approval link so you can approve them. Finally, support them on using Polyup to increase learning for their students.
  • For each 10 Polycoins earned by the team you approved, you earn one coin. You can earn up to 500 Polycoins from the team you have approved. These extra Polycoins will be added by Jan 6th.