As of Sunday morning, 9/15, all classes are approaching capacity for current Lead Coach volunteers.
If you are interested in being a Lead Coach, please contact mathpentathlon@hillelementary.com.

 

 

Math Pentathlon is an after-school math games club for learning and playing strategy games that exercise different math skills. Kids gain confidence with math concepts in a friendly, social atmosphere and have the opportunity to compete against students from other schools in a tournament this Spring.

 

Based on a curriculum from the Math Pentathlon Institute, the program consists of interactive problem-solving games that strengthen basic math concepts, develop problem-solving skills, and encourage good sportsmanship. The games are more like checkers and dominoes than math fact drills.  Regular Season club meetings (Oct – Jan) focus on teaching the games.  From Feb – April, those registering for the city-wide tournament will continue weekly practice to focus on developing strategy. See http://www.mathpentath.org for more information.

 

The games and learning activities are designed for kids of all math abilities and all grade levels. Students are divided into three divisions: K-1 (Division 1), grades 2-3 (Division 2), and grades 4-5 (Division 3). There is a set of five, age appropriate strategy games for each division. Under the supervision of adult volunteers, groups of 2-4 students learn each game in a cooperative manner through a progression of simplified rules and activities.  Math Pentathlon games promote creative thinking and instill a positive attitude towards math, and the group learning environment encourages sportsmanship and communication skills.  

 

Condensed rules sheets for each game are linked below:

Division I

Division II

Division III

 

Meetings

 

When: 

  • Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm.
  • Semesters:  Regular Session (all enrollees): October 9 – January 29
    • Specific Dates:   October 9, 16, 23, 30;   Nov 6, 13, 20;   Dec 4, 11, 18;   Jan 15, 22, 29
  • Tournament Preparation (for those attending): Begins the first Wed in February and runs through the tournament date:
  • 2020 Tournaments Dates:   TBD

 

Nuts and Bolts: 

  • Coaches will help Kindergarten students get from their normal classroom to the club meeting room.
  • Parent coach(es) lead the meetings and teach the games.  Parent occasional-volunteers assist with game setup, game play for odd-student-out, and classroom management
  • Parents must arrange for pickup promptly at 3:45 from the club classroom
  • At 10 minutes past pickup time, students will be taken to the office to call you or your emergency contact.
  • Hill Agreements are expected to be followed during club sessions.
  • Membership may be revoked for repeated misbehavior or late pickups

 

Cost: $29.99 per family for any number of family members.  Scholarships are available

 

Questions?   Please contact mathpentathlon@hillelementary.com

 

Registration

This is a club completely run by volunteer parents at Hill. The number of student participants is limited to the number of coaches we have in a given year. Volunteer commitment is required at least one time per semester (Fall/Spring). Training and recommended lesson plans are provided to coaches and volunteers

 
Click Here to Enroll
 

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