General Information and Registration

If you are looking for a fun and challenging way to involve your child in mathematics, check out Math Pentathlon! Using a game format, students with a broad range of abilities develop logical, computational and spatial reasoning skills. Within each division, children will learn 5 different games. To learn more about the National Math Pentathlon program and games please visit their website.

Clayton Elementary School has a strong history in the Math Pentathlon program. Each spring, our students compete in the National Mathematics Pentathlon Academic Tournament regional competition. Not only were we crowned National Champions in 2012 & 2008, we always have many medalists and Hall-of-Fame winners each year. Our team is run by parents and is a cooperative program. As such, families are expected to volunteer and participate in weekly practices as well as play the games at home.

Last year we had over 150 students from Kindergarten to Fifth grade actively participating on the team. Due to the size of the program, parent/family involvement is required. Total participation numbers at each grade are determined by the number of volunteers available to fill leadership positions.

REGISTRATION FOR 2017 - 2018 SEASON starts 9/15/2017!
Families should enroll in the Clayton Math Pentathlon Club with the intent to compete in the National Math Pentathlon Tournament at the end of the year. While we learn to play the games in the fall semester; the spring semester focuses on further game play, strategy, and tournament preparation. Parents are expected to become an expert (know the rules and general game play) for at least three games and will be asked to report this during spring registration.
September 15th, 2017 - Registration will OPEN
September 29th, 2017 - Registration will CLOSE

October 11th, 2017 - Team Placement and Wait list Notification Deadline

October 20th, 2017 - Signed Team Confirmation Letters and non-refundable Payment Due ($150 TOTAL: Includes: snack each week, t-shirt, registration for tournament and year end party)

October 24th, 2017 - Team Meetings Begin


Learn more about Team Practices and Tournament

Learn more about Student Registration

South West Austin Math Pentathlon Team (K-5, 6-7 grades) Not affiliated with any school. Option for Home School and alternative schedules. Offers Middle School team as well.