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.
This highly motivational program aligns with National and State Standards, strengthens basic concepts and skills, and also develops higher-level problem-solving abilities.
Beyond academics, parents, teachers, and coaches frequently remark how highly effective the Math Pentathlon Program is in fostering good sportsmanship. While learning how to play the games, students work in cooperative groups of four in order to communicate their ideas and strategize together as team members. Critical features of Teamwork include being respectful of others’ ideas as well as celebrating not only one’s own achievements, but also those of other team members.
Students who have become proficient at the games may wish to test their problem-solving abilities with students from other schools at a National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournament. Teachers and parents can help these students gain leadership skills by preparing them for this level of involvement. If students intend to participate, they need to be very knowledgeable of the procedures and rules that apply to these tournaments.
BE INFORMED – School/Club CONTACT DESIGNEE
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.