• Math Field Day is an annual event for students in grades 5-8 created to spur students' curiosity in mathematics. Students  compete in math various grade-level competitions:

    Number Sense - 50 multiple-choice questions involving number sense, such as computing numbers involving exponents, powers, roots, and simply problems.

    Mental Gymnastics - Calculate and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division without the use of a calculator. Here is a sample problem: 10+9+8+7+6+5+5+6+7+8+9

    Calculator Challenge - Calculate various problems using a calculator. Here is a sample problem: Find the area of a tirangle with an altitude 17.2cm and a base of 8.5cm

    Leapfrog - Problems which involve measurements and geometry, such as selecting appropriate units of measurement and use ratios to convert within and between measurement systems. Here is a sample problem: Three angles of a quadrilateral measure 50°, 50°, and 150°. What is the measure of the fourth angle?

    Construction Derby - Students work cooperatively to construct an object within a specified amount of time. The object is measured, tested, or compared by a team of proctors.


    Practice sites:

    3D Tic Tac Toe (select 2D version at the bottom):  http://home.earthlink.net/~cmalumphy/3d.html 

    iTunes apps - "Hexatious" and "Gomuku"

    Any 5th -6th graders interested in participating on the Math Field Day Team can contact Mrs. Biehn (6th grade teacher).