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.
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).