Programs

2018 Sycamore Math Invitational

2018 Sycamore Math Invitational

Come join 5th – 8th graders from across Central Indiana on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 for a MATHCOUNTS style competition.

Details

Time and Location
The event will last from 10:00 am to approximately 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 17th, in Sycamore School’s cafeteria, gym and auditorium.  Sycamore is located at 1750 W. 64th St, Indianapolis, IN.  Please arrive by 9:45 so the contest can start promptly at 10:00. 


Please register online by clicking the above button.  The cost of the event is $10 per student.
 
Schedule of Events
9:30-10:00 – Registration (In Gym)
10:00-10:50 – Sprint Round
10:55-11:30 – Target Round
11:35-12:30 – Review Problems With Mr. T and Mr. Fischer
12:30-1:00 – Lunch (We will be ordering pizza)
1:10-1:50 – Team Competition
2:00-2:20 – Awards
 
Food
Part of the registration fee will cover the cost of lunch.  Students will be given two pieces of pizza, a drink, and a snack.  Extra slices and drinks will be available after everyone has been served.  Students and Parents will be able to choose from cheese, pepperoni, and sausage pizza.  Parents may purchase a food ticket as well.
 
The Competition
This competition is for students in 5th – 8th grade.  There will be two divisions.  One division for students in 6th grade and under and one division for students in 8th grade and under.  A 6th grade student has the option of taking the 6th grade and under test or the 8th grade and under test, but we strongly recommend they take the 6th and under test.  All 5th grade students should take the 6th grade and under test. 
 
MATHCOUNTS has two individual portions of the competition.  They are:
Sprint Round – The Sprint Round is 40 minutes long and has 30 questions.  No calculator is allowed. 
Target Round – The Target Round is made up of 4 pairs of questions.  The students are given 6 minutes for each pair of questions.  Calculators are allowed on the Target Round.
 
The students will also be participating in a Team Round – The students will be randomly assigned teams of 4 for a fun time of solving problems with other students.  The contest will be in the form of a guts round which will be explained in detail on the day of the competition.
 
Tie-Breakers – Tie breakers will be determined by using the MATHCOUNTS tie breaker procedures.  
 
Awards
The top 10 students from each division will be recognized with plaques or medals.  Another group of students will be recognized as Honorable Mention with certificates.  There will be certificates for the team round winners as well. 
 
Parents
Parents are welcome to stay in the Sycamore School auditorium during the individual test.  They can feel free to listen in during the time when we are reviewing the questions with the students. They are invited to eat lunch with the students and then watch the team round and awards ceremony.
 
Registration
Registration is $10 per student.  This fee covers the costs associated with hosting the contest and pays for the food.  If an adult would like to eat with the students the cost will be $5 per adult.  There will be a limited number of adult meal tickets available on the day of the contest.  To insure an adult meal ticket please include the $5 with your child’s registration.  You can register your child here.

Hosts
The event is hosted by Mr. Tormoehlen from Sycamore School and Mr. Fischer from Honey Creek Middle School in Terre Haute.  Mr. Tormoehlen and Mr. Fischer will also be the head judges.  If you have any question please contact Mr. Tormoehlen at tormoehlen.trent@sycamoreschool.org