2022 Sycamore Spring Math Day

Come join 3rd-6th graders from across Central Indiana on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 for a day of competition and fun.

Time and Location
The event will last from 9:30 to approximately 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 23rd, in Sycamore School’s gym and theatre. Sycamore is located at 1750 W. 64th St, Indianapolis, IN. Please arrive by 9:15 so the contest can start promptly at 9:30.

 
Please complete the online registration above.  The cost of the event is $10 per student.

Schedule of Events
9:00-9:30 – Registration
9:30-9:55 – Speed Round 1 (Skill Contest)
9:55 -10:20 – Speed Round 2 (Problem Solving Contest)
10:20-10:45 – Accuracy Round
10:45-11:20 - Team Competition
11:20-11:45 – Math Talk
11:45-12:00 – Awards 

The Competition
There will be two divisions. Division 1 will be for 5th and 6th graders. Division 2 will be for 3rd and 4th graders.
Speed Round 1 – This will be a 15 minute test with 30 questions. The problems will focus on appropriate grade level basic skills questions. (Order of Operations, Fractions, Decimals, Number Sense). Each question will be worth 1 point.
Speed Round 2 – This will be a 15 minute test with 15 questions. The questions will all be word problems that can be solved quickly. Each question will be worth 2 points.
Accuracy Round – This will be a 15 minute 10 question test. The questions will all be word problems that will take longer to figure out and students will be allowed to use a calculator. Each question will be worth 3 points.
Team Round – The students will be randomly assigned teams of 4 for a fun time of solving problems with other students.
Tie-Breakers – Tie breakers will be determined by looking at the first question missed starting from the last question on the last test. If this does not determine a winner then the competition will be considered a tie.

Awards
The top 3 students will be recognized for each test in each division. At least the top 10 overall students from each division will also be recognized.

Parents
Parents are welcome to stay in the Sycamore School theatre during the individual test. At 9:40 am Mr. Tormoehlen will be giving a presentation to parents about math competitions and the role they can play in a student’s math education. Parents are then invited to watch the team competition in the gym and watch the math talk and awards ceremony in the theatre.

Registration
Registration is $10 per student. This fee covers the costs associated with hosting the contest and the awards.

Covid 
Sycamore is currently mask optional on campus.  The school is continually monitoring the risk levels and it is possible our policies will change if necessary.  Any change made for our school would also affect the competition. 

Questions can be sent to Mr. Tormoehlen at tormoehlen.trent@sycamoreschool.org