Key Questions to Consider for Home Use
What Division Levels do you plan to include at home?
Division I (Kinder and 1st Grade)
Division II (2nd and 3rd Grade)
Division III (4th and 5th Grade)
Division IV (6th and 7th Grade)
When will you attend the training presented by the Pentathlon Institute?
The Pentathlon Institute provides training to optimize the instructional use of the program (prerequisites, curriculum, and assessment connections). These trainings take place from August-October. Two types of training are available: Evening Orientations and more in-depth Saturday Workshops. See the Training Overview Section for more information.
When should you teach the games?
Most parents teach the games after school and on weekends. Home Schoolers use the Math Pentathlon® Program as part of their instructional day.
How much time should a parent allot for each lesson?
To implement the program successfully a parent would follow the Guide for Teaching and Sequencing the Math Pentathlon Program that includes lessons out of Adventures in Problem Solving and Investigation Exercises. The lessons are about 1 hour in length.
How much funding is needed for the first year?
The Family Game Set or the Family Premier Package will meet your needs.
Can my child attend a National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournament?
Yes. Any child can participate if they are prepaired and have a parent/adult signed up to be a Game Monitor. See Tournaments Pentathlete Preparation