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Welcome to MathFest, the largest and most exciting math extravaganza on Earth! Informational Meeting February, 7, 2011 Ms. Fullington, Ms. Trapp, & Mrs. Armbruster
Our competition will be held in Greensboro, NC on February 26, 2011 at the Greensboro Coliseum. We will all meet at one location at a specific time. Make sure you complete an emergency contact form
Prepare for the competition Practice answering word problems with your child on a weekly basis. Give a certain time frame to answer the questions Continue to emphasize to your child that we want them to do the best that he/she can Arrive early on competition day to fully enjoy the experience
Math Bating Information Mathbating Team Competition Program is designed to help promote the skills of its members in the areas of math, speaking, debating and interviewing. This competition helps members become more confident in presenting themselves both technically and verbally; skills that can be transferred to a member's personal and professional life.
Math Bating Information When competitors come into the work area to begin answering Mathbating questions, the work area is called the Deck. Each Deck must have tables and chairs for each team that is participating. The supervisor of the Deck is the Headmaster. The Headmaster is the person who supervises the students who are working and preparing for the Brief-Up.
Math Bating Information Once students enter the deck, they are assigned to a Drafting Area which is a table area with seating for 5 students who comprise a team. Once all students arrive at their Drafting Area, the Deck Headmaster will announce that the Deck is now open. This means that each group may send a member of their team to the Head Table to get a math problem for the group to begin to solve. The Head Table will have multiple problem scenarios and a group may select any problem that is available.
Math Bating Information The group may change scenarios for any reason, but they can select only one scenario at a time and cannot select an additional scenario until they have turned in their work on the previous problem. Each scenario describes a situation with multiple answer choices.
Math Bating Information The group must complete the math calculation for each answer choice, then determine which selection they believe is the best. There is no right or wrong selection; however, the group must justify their selection on their worksheet. The group continues to answer problems until time is called. The judges will then check the responses on the answer worksheets to determine the winners.
Tentative MATHFEST Schedule of Events 8:30 9:00 – 10:15 10:30-12:00 12:10- 1:40 1:45 MathFest Orientation (Gym) 1st & 2nd Grade Large Group Competition 3rd & 4th Grade Large Group Competition 2nd,3 rd, 4 th & 5th Math Bating Competition Awards Ceremony Grades 1st – 4th
Tentative MATHFEST Schedule of Events continued 2:15-3:45 3:45 5th & 6th Grade Large Group Competition Awards Ceremony 5 th Grade Students from Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia will be competing on March 26, 2011 at the Regional Math Competition to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center. **All students who receive a medal during a state-wide or local competition are qualified to attend the Regional.
Any questions or comments Thank you registering your child to come to Math Fest!
Notes from the parent meeting Tye Dyed T-shirts will be made for our students to wear on Friday, Feb. 25 to school. Friends and classmates will send off our MathFest students with well wishes by signing their t-shirts. T-shirts are to be worn on Saturday, Feb. 26 th Casual and comfortable clothing is suggested. We all decided to meet 7:30 am at the Dollar General Store near the Coliseum so we can all go in together. Each grade level must be present at least 1 hour before their start time. Dollar General Store: 2705 High Point Rd Greensboro, NC 274032705 High Point Rd Greensboro, NC 27403 1. Head northeast on US-29 Alt N toward W Court St 0.7 mi 2. Turn right, the coliseum will be on the left 177 ft Greensboro Coliseum: 1921 W Lee St Greensboro, NC 274031921 W Lee St Greensboro, NC 27403 Bring money for lunch and/or snacks. If you are planning on staying in a hotel Friday night, let other MathFest parents know. Maybe we can get a group rate if several of us stay at the same place. Practice problems were sent home with all of the students. Students are to bring these back to practice #2 on Monday, Feb. 14 th @ 1:45-3:00 pm. (The last practice) Check www.mathfest.us for updated information.www.mathfest.us We do not want our students to stress over this event!! Instead have fun!! Its our first time attending this competition and there are still some unknowns for all of us. I have contacted several other CMS elementary schools and its their first time attending as well. We will go with the intentions of being aligned with CMS Strategic Plan 2014: preparing our students to be able to globally compete. From this experience…our students will be able to see how their peers all around the state solve math problems, take math seriously, and be ready to come back next year!