Contest Support provided by UT Tyler School of Education & Psychology
The Mathletics competition is designed to challenge high achieving 4th and
th grade students. The written exam and final competition problem sets consist mostly of 4th and 5th grade questions/tasks, but some questions/tasks might focus on lower middle school to create variance in the student performance. Mathletics encourages math skills and critical thinking in a two-round competition format.
The multiple choice/short answer written exam primarily uses released test items from state exams across the country. The finals competition problems are generated from problem solving resources
that cater to upper elementary and lower middle school.
Each school or group may register up to two teams of six members - equally divided between 4th and 5th grades and between boys and girls. All students take the preliminary written test in the morning of the contest. The test determines the Top 10 Teams for the Final round and the high scoring individual awards.
The Final round occurs in the afternoon and is open to other schools and family members to watch. The 4 team members with the highest scores from the top 10 schools work through problems for that round as a team.
Sample problems are available to assist in coaching the teams. These problems are samples of the types of problems that may be encountered in the written test. Problems in the Final round may be similar to some of these, but some will use logic skills, charts, and various manipulatives which will be supplied for the students' use.
- Students from teams which do not place receive a
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are awarded in each level.
- Members of placing teams receive a place ribbon and the team receives a trophy. Each member of a placing team receives a cash award of $25.00, $15.00 or $10.00.
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd High Scoring Individuals receive medallions and a cash award of $25.00, $15.00, or $10.00.