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Math Pentathlon: A Way of Thinking

Nideesh participated in the Math Pentathlon® Program, 1st through 7th grades, in the Michigan/Ohio National Tournament Center, Troy School District. In this exclusive interview, Nideesh shared how much this experience impacted him and how he wanted other students to benefit from the thinking process that he experienced in his years as a Pentathlete. In 8th grade, Nideesh initiated the expansion of the MP Program within the district by coaching 1st graders at Hamilton Elementary.
Now in his freshman year of high school, he has increased Troy SD involvement to yet another elementary school. To spread this initiative, Nideesh has recruited several of his high school friends, also former Pentathletes.

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Does your School/Club have a Contact Designee for this school year?   To better serve your school/club we highly recommend that you designate an official Math Pentathlon® contact person. Please have this person complete and return the Online School Contact Designee Form. The SCD will receive all communication from the Pentathlon Institute to share with others at your school. The SCD must be approved by the school principal unless this is a club that does not practice at a school.

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Hosting Districts 2019

The Pentathlon Institute would like to thank the Hosting Districts and the thousands of Volunteers who take a leadership role in making a difference in our communities.



The Pentathlon Institute and
The National Board of Directors

We would like to commend these volunteers for taking time out of their schedule to review our yearly accomplishments and prepare us for the hurdles that we have approached.   The Board of Directors collaborate on ideas that become reality, and realities that make a positive difference in the lives of children, families, schools, and education.



Lots of Fun for ALL

Uses problem-solving games to make math enjoyable for all students, parents, and teachers.  A highly motivational way for students to gain math fluency in computational, spatial and logical reasoning.

All Abilities & Learning Styles

Designed to deal with students’ developmental differences and addresses a broad range of student needs.  It achieves significant academic results with a wide range of students’ abilities in and attitudes about math.

Strategic Thinking

Students are organized into cooperative groups of 4 as Think Tanks to grow in their understanding of multiple options and strategies. Through this interactive process of sharing ideas and possibilities, students learn to think many steps ahead, blending both inductive and deductive thinking.

Active Problem Solving

This form of problem solving deals with the ability to resolve problems that are continually undergoing change.  Helps students to deal with real-life problem situations and to think on their feet.