Challenge Set 1 is out!

We know 7th grade gets busy. But if you make a little time each week to work on interesting Challenge Set problems, you’ll be amazed at how you grow!

Click one of the buttons below to access printable copies of this month’s Challenge Set:

Challenge Set 1 is DUE on Tuesday, September 10. What does that mean?

Submitting Solutions

Whenever you’ve got challenge set ideas to share, great! Please submit your thinking to BEAM. We’re always excited to see what you’re thinking about mathematics.

You can submit your challenge set ideas to BEAM by:

  • texting photos to (646) 653-0629

  • emailing text or photos to

  • mailing solutions to 55 Exchange Place, Suite 603, New York NY 10005

A BEAM Discovery faculty member will review your thoughts and give you feedback. Mathematicians often revise their work, so submit your solutions each month, even if they’re incomplete!

Each challenge set will have a due date. For example, Challenge Set 1 is DUE on Tuesday, September 10. If you answer 2 or more questions correctly by the due date, we’ll give you a shout out in the next challenge set. And if you answer 4 or more questions correctly, we’ll also send you some sweet BEAM swag!

Why Complete Challenge Sets?

Along with earning you prizes and teaching you new math, submitting challenge sets each month can strengthen your application to the BEAM Pathway Program.

One of the things we look for in strong BEAM Pathway Program applications is student commitment to learning challenging new math. Submitting challenge set solutions

Solutions to Previous Sets

We’ll post full solutions for each Challenge Set, so you can figure out where you got stuck and see other mathematicians’ solution strategies.

Each time we write solution sets, we “steal” interesting solutions that BEAM Discovery alumni have submitted. Maybe you’ll see your solution in an upcoming set!