Virtual Teaching

To assist with virtual teaching and learning initiatives,
the Pentathlon Institute is offering
FREE instructional videos with purchase of
Family, Club or Classroom Game Sets

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 We at the Pentathlon Institute are excited to debut the Virtual Teaching of the Mathematics Pentathlon Games.  When you view or participate in such training, you may expect it to look like online gaming.  Some of our first viewers expressed similar thoughts, since they hadn’t seen anything like it.  One of the first impressions that people express upon learning the Math Pentathlon Games is that there’s nothing like it.  That’s because there isn’t anything like the Math Pentathlon Program.   Being true to who we are, you can expect our Virtual Training to be different than other gaming experiences.  The reason for this is based on our two founding principles:  that learning should be both experience-based and conceptual in nature.  With the inception of the Math Pentathlon Games, John del Regato coined the term Active Problem Solving for the particular type of problem solving that Math Pentathlon requires.  Active Problem Solving is the ability to resolve strategic problems that are continually undergoing change.  And, the very nature of this type of problem solving involves active engagement and interaction as well as spoken communication about mathematical principles, strategies, and relationships.  The Math Pentathlon and Active Problem Solving Process blends both inductive and deductive reasoning which in turn develops persistence and flexibility in strategic thinking.   This interactive and experiential process also inspires a spirit of inventiveness that gives students self-confidence to explore real-life problem-solving situations and to “think on their feet.”

For Virtual Learning to take place Coaches will need a set of games to present and students will need a set at home to practice.  Learning MP without having access to games is like learning soccer without a soccer ball or chess without a chess set.