2020 Sycamore Spring Math Night

Come join 3rd-6th graders from across Central Indiana on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 for a night of competition and fun.

Time and Location
The event will last from 4:30 to approximately 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 14th, in Sycamore School’s cafeteria and gym. Sycamore is located at 1750 W. 64th St, Indianapolis, IN. Please arrive by 4:15 so the contest can start promptly at 4:30.

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

Schedule of Events
4:00-4:30 – Registration
4:30-4:50 – Speed Round 1 (Skill Contest)
4:55-5:15 – Speed Round 2 (Problem Solving Contest)
5:20-5:40 – Accuracy Round
5:40-6:15 – Dinner (We will be ordering pizza)
6:15-6:45 – Team Competition
6:45-7:00 – Awards (in the gym - this is a change from last year)

Part of the registration fee will cover the cost of dinner. 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. We will have cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza available. Parents may purchase a food ticket as well.

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.

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

Parents are welcome to stay in the Sycamore School cafeteria during the individual test. At 4:40 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 eat pizza with the students and then watch the team contest and the awards ceremony in the gym.

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 night of the contest. To insure an adult meal ticket please include the $5 with your child’s registration.


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