Character Development



Good Sportsmanship


The safety of our Pentathletes is our number one priority. Any MP Tournament scheduled through May 2, 2020, cannot take place due to existing or impending statewide school closures. The Pentathlon Institute will make every attempt to reschedule our Tournaments as long as it is safe to do so. 

ALL registered Pentathletes will be acknowledged for the 2020 Tournament Season. 

ALL 7 and 8-Year Awardees will receive their appropriate awards, i.e. 8-year Trophy or 7-year Plaque.

What if a Hosting District Cancels a National MP Academic Tournament (e.g. Health Epidemic, Act of Nature, etc)? The Pentathlon Institute will attempt to reschedule the Tournament at a later date.  In the 40+ years, we have ONLY had 1 Tournament canceled due to a health epidemic. This Tournament was fortunately rescheduled, but we can not guarantee that future Tournaments can be rescheduled.  You most likely are aware of our longstanding Non-Refund policy that was instituted in our early years. This policy was based on the fact that we are a small Non-Profit Educational Organization that prepares for many months to conduct National Tournaments.  We are dependent on Tournament fees to sustain our overhead costs throughout the course of the school year. Without such funding, we would cease to exist. Any catastrophic event or emergency is beyond our ability to control. As deeply saddened as we would be if another such incident occurred, we would ask your understanding.  The safety of children and adults come first and we must trust in the difficult decision that is made to safeguard the greater good.

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


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 (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio Online Form  |  Texas Online SCD Form   |  All other States Online SCD Form) or the IN, MI & OH Paper 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



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.