PentathleteTM Preparation

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In order to prepare your PentathleteTM for a National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournament, Coaches and Parents need to make all participants knowledgeable of the PentathleteTM Code of Conduct and review the Participation Guidelines and Game Highlight Sheets.


PENTATHLETETM CODE OF CONDUCT

A PentathleteTM is to treat adults and fellow Pentathletes with courtesy and respect and play by the rules that they know to be true. The Tournament Director will handle any infractions of this rule. Such infractions can result in loss of game (0 points) or being required to leave the Tournament Site.


PARTICIPATION GUIDELINESdownload Guidelines


      1. All students who participate in National Mathematics Pentathlon Academic Tournaments are known as PentathletesTM.  A Pentathlete is to treat adults and fellow Pentathletes with courtesy and respect and display good sportmanship throughout the Tournament. The Tournament Director will handle any infraction of this rule.
      2. To be a Pentathlete your child must be registered to compete in ALL 5 games and remain at the closing ceremony until the last child receives their award. This is a full day event so please do not schedule other events for this day.
      3. Pentathletes MUST be accompanied by a guardian.
      4. Pentathletes “Check-In” by picking up the star with their name on it at the Check-In Table.  Then the Pentathlete joins their school group in the stands.  The star identifies the order of the 5 games the Pentathlete will play.  NOTE: Do not pick up any other Pentathletes’ star.
      5. Each School/Club MUST ASSIGN AT LEAST 1 adult volunteer Game Monitor for every 2 participating students in Michigan and Indiana.  Texas requires 2 Game Monitors for every 3 students. Adult Game Monitors learn one game and watch that game being played throughout the tournament. Game Monitors should be onsite no later than 7:30 AM and report directly to the assigned Game Area to check in with the Game Leader.
      6. After ALL students have checked in, announcements and directions will be made as to how the event will proceed.
      7. Parents not volunteering as a Game Monitor may view the tournament from the stands (like a basketball game) and will not be allowed in the game playing areas at any time.
      8. PentathletesTM MUST PLAY ALL 5 games. There will be short periods between games to get a snack or use the restroom.
      9. Pentathletes are encouraged to check in with their school’s contact person after each game for words of encouragement, praise, and to record scores.
      10. Running in the building and playing in the stands is NOT allowed. Out of respect for fellow Pentathletes, we ask that the noise level remain at a minimum during game play.
      11. LUNCH: Divisions I & II Tournaments (K – 3rd Grades) do not have an official lunch break but should have ample time to eat between games. Divisions III and IV Tournaments (4th – 7th Grades) will have a half-hour lunch break. There will be NO TIME to leave the facility to get food.  Concessions will be available at the Tournaments and we ask that everyone support the Service Group providing concessions. Students may bring snacks. No food or drink is allowed in the gym. However, Game Monitors may bring a drink container to their table if it has a lid.
      12. The closing Award Ceremony recognizes each Pentathlete with an Award and Certificate.
      13. Everyone is expected to stay until the last child receives his or her award.
      14. Depending on the size of the tournament the event has been known to last:
        1. Div I (K-1):  2:00
        2. Div II (2-3):  3:30
        3. Div III (4-5):  4:30
        4. Div IV (6-7):  4:30

ANSWERS TO FAQs


Where do I find information and maps to tournaments? www.mathpentath.org

How do I know my child is officially registered? Parents who complete Online Registrations will be emailed an Official Ticket to Tournament. After receiving the Ticket, parents are to email the ticket to their School Coach in order to confirm the registration. Parents need to bring the Official MPT Ticket as their proof of payment. NOTE: If at tournament your child is not on our PentathleteTM Registration List & you do not have proof of registration, a $80 deposit will be required for your child to participate. You then will have one week to provide proof of registration or you will lose the deposit.

Who may register for a tournament?Any child” who is well versed in all 5 divisional games and has an adult willing to monitor a game may participate.

Can our school send more Game Monitors? YES!  We encourage schools and clubs to send MORE than the required number of Game Monitors.

If my child can’t make it, can I get a refund? Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.


HIGHLIGHT SHEETS: GAME RULE OVERVIEWS


      • The Pentathlon Institute publishes the

National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournament Game Highlight Sheets

      • to provide a brief overview of tournament rules for each game by Division Level. They also contain the most recent rule updates to the

Official Rule Manuals.

      • These Essential Highlights include: Common Division Rules, Game Specific General Rules, and Rules for Challenging. In no way are these sheets to replace the Official Rule Manuals that present all rules for instructing Pentathletes

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      • . Rather, these summary sheets condense the information into an easy to read format once you are familiar with the rules in the Official Manual. These important sheets should be used by coaches and parents to prepare Pentathletes

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      • for a National Tournament. They are also used at tournaments by Game Monitors to make rulings when Pentathletes

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      • present challenges.

NOTE: Link to current Tournament Game Highlight Sheets


INVITATION TO SEE PENTATHLETE AT TOURNAMENT


      • Want to invite friends, family members, teachers, or your principal to support your efforts at the Tournament? Download the

Invitation to See PentathleteTM Compete