Character Development



Good Sportsmanship

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.

Schools Paying with a Purchase Order or Setting up a Vendor may need the following forms:

Sole Source Provider Letter with W-9 Form

Overview of Math Pentathlon Materials & ORDER FORM


Parents of registered Pentathletes, check your email for a special message from the President of our Institute. This email went out on Friday, April 10th. Please be sure to check Spam, Promotions or “OTHER” mailboxes in your inbox. **Email sent to all registered Pentathletes can be found HERE.

The Pentathlon Institute has a long-standing policy of No-Refunds.  Established to help ensure the longevity of the Math Pentathlon Program, most people are aware of this policy since it is clearly stated on each of our Tournament Registration Sites.  The Math Pentathlon Tournament Registration fees support Pentathlon Institute’s year-round work to prepare for each Math Pentathlon Tournament Season.  Beyond our Game Monitors who volunteer to observe Pentathletes at Tournaments, the Pentathlon Institute requires full and part-time staff to prepare for each of our National Center Tournaments throughout the year.  In addition to all of the direct Math Pentathlon Tournament expenses, the Institute incurs many overhead costs including payroll, insurance, technological and office expenses.  Without Tournament Registration fees the Institute would lose our dedicated and experienced staff to prepare for each of these grand events.  The No-Refund Policy applies to anything that is beyond the Pentathlon Institute’s ability to control. Examples of this include an individual child not attending a tournament to a health crisis, fire or weather-related incident, or any other catastrophic event.  For over 40 years the Pentathlon Institute, a small Not-For-Profit Educational Organization, has made a big impact on the lives of children, parents, and educators alike.  Without the income from Tournament Registration fees, the Institute could not sustain the future of the Math Pentathlon Program including the National Math Pentathlon Tournaments, and would, therefore, cease to exist.

**Email sent to all registered Pentathletes can be found HERE.

Austin Area Tournaments: Latest Update – March 16 | March 12

Dallas Area Tournaments: Latest Update –  March 18March 15 | March 12

Indiana/Ohio Area Tournaments: Latest Update – March 12

Michigan/Ohio Area Tournaments: Latest Update – March 12




When purchasing gifts for special occasions we ask that you consider giving a Gift of Learning.  This is a great way to have fun while learning with your children at home.  If your child is planning on attending a tournament this will also support the efforts of your Math Pentathlon® Teachers and Coaches.  For Gift of Learning at home, we suggest purchasing the Family Game Set or Premier Family Game Set which can be found at our Online Store.

Beyond cognitive growth we repeatedly hear from parents & teachers that Math Pentathlon is an excellent program to foster Character Development and offers so many opportunities for growth and positive life lessons to be learned.

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.