On May 11th, the Seahurst Elementary School math club will be hosting their third annual Elementary Math Bonanza, a math contest for students in 4th through 6th-grades.
“Students from across the district will be exposed to problems and topics that go beyond their standard curriculum and share their enjoyment of mathematics with like-minded students,” according to an announcement.
Competitors will participate in a variety of tests in different formats:
- An individual test in which students will attempt to solve thirty problems on paper
- A mental math test in which individuals will try to solve twenty problems in their heads
- Two team tests (Algebra & Probability and Geometry & Potpourri) in which teams of four students will attempt to solve twenty topic-specific problems in twenty minutes.
- Also, one student from each school will participate in the evening’s entertainment, the Solve-O-Rama, in which they will face off head-to-head before an adoring audience enjoying their pizza dinner.
If you are a coach, teacher, or parent of a student in grades four through six and are interested in registering for this competition, please contact Tom Clymer, the Seahurst Math Club advisor, by e-mailing Tom Clymer at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 206-244-5214. Because this contest is a fundraiser for the Seahurst PTA, donations of money, time, goods, or services by local businesses and individuals would be greatly appreciated (if you are interested in supporting this contest, please contact Tom Clymer).
All of the tests for the 2012 Middlementary Math Bonanza will be provided by National Assessment & Testing, which in addition to this local contest administers five national contests by mail each year in different formats.