Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Center

COVID-19 TOURNAMENT UPDATES

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, a health crisis, fire or weather-related incidents, 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.

National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournament
TEXAS – DALLAS/FORT WORTH
METRO CENTER
www.mathpentath.org

Tournaments are Limited by Space
We Take Registrations On a First-Come-First-Serve Basis.
MOST TOURNAMENTS SELL OUT EARLY SO PLAN AHEAD


TO REGISTER:

Schools/Clubs are limited to 30 registrations per Division
Once a tournament sells out, no further registration will be accepted
Tournament Fee $42 ~ Late Fee $75 (after Feb 15)
No registrations are allowed 30 days prior to a tournament
2:3 Game Monitor ratio required
The coach should apply online to be a Game Leader

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Constructive competition is offered by the Pentathlon Institute for students who have become proficient at the games and want to test their problem-solving/strategic thinking skills with other students. At each of the National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournaments every Pentathlete is recognized based on the spirit of cooperative competition.

Teachers, coaches, and parents prepare students for tournaments by refining their game strategies, orienting them to the procedural and challenge rules within each game. While learning the games we suggest organizing students in cooperative groups of 4. However, when preparing students for a tournament, we recommend that they play the games one-on-one. All opportunities for practice should be utilized. Students must formally register and make arrangements to attend one of the National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournaments. For each of the 5 games at a National Tournament, each participant is matched with a different student at the same grade level from different schools.

NOTE: At LEAST 2 Monitor is required for every 3 Pentathletes. Do consider the option that some Math Pentathlon Schools adopt: They require a parent Game Monitor for each Pentathlete they send to the National Tournament. The Pentathlon Institute reserves the right to limit National Tournament participation from schools, clubs, and families based on their Volunteer Game Monitor quotas.

If this is the first time for your child to attend a tournament, you should review the Pointers for Your 1st Trip to a National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournament.

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.

 


Division I (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Center

April 4, 2020
Midlothian ISD (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Frank Seale Middle School
700 George Hopper Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065
7:30am – 8:00am CHECK-IN TIME
Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE & SUBSTITUTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
REGISTRATION

 


Division II (2nd & 3rd Grade)
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Center

District is Rescheduling check for updates on Homepage.
Mansfield ISD (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Timberview High School
7700 South Watson Road | Arlington, TX 76002
7:30am – 8:00am CHECK-IN TIME
Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE & SUBSTITUTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
REGISTRATION

 


Division III (4th – 5th Grade)
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Center

April 18, 2020
Glen Rose ISD
Tiger Stadium
1102 Stadium Dr, Glen Rose, TX 76043
7:30am – 8:00am CHECK-IN TIME
Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE & SUBSTITUTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
REGISTRATION

 


Division IV (6th – 7th Grade)
NOTE: The Texas Div IV Tournament is held in the AUSTIN METRO CENTER

May 9, 2020
Hosting District: Leander ISD
Henry Middle School
100 N Vista Ridge Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
7:30am – 8:00am CHECK-IN TIME
Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE & SUBSTITUTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Register for Division IV 6-7 Grade Tournament