Math Pentathlon



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 (TBD 2024).


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.  See 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.

*2023-2024 club enrollment will be limited to Grades 1-5


Condensed rules sheets for each game are linked below:

Division I

Division II

Division III

This is a club run by volunteer parents at Hill. Training and recommended lesson plans are provided to coaches and volunteers.


Meeting & Registration Details


  • Wednesdays 3:10 pm – 4:00 pm.
  • Semesters:  Regular Session (all enrollees): Through the end of January
  • 2024 Tournaments Dates: TBD

Nuts and Bolts: 

  • Parent coach(es) lead the meetings and teach the games, assist with game setup, game play for odd-student-out, and classroom management
  • Parents must arrange for pickup promptly at 4pm from the South Portico
  • 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 student. Scholarships are available

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