Schedule for the Day (subject to change):
7:30-8:30 - Check-In, Poster Exhibits
8:30-9:00 - General Assembly in the Gym
- Proctor Training #1 (for Sessions I and II)
9:10-9:40 - Session I
- All Grades - Geometry
9:30-10:00 - Proctor Training #2 (for Sessions III, IV and V)
9:50-10:20 - Session II
- All Grades - Data Analysis
10:20-10:40 - Snack Break
10:40-11:10 - Session III
- Grade 4 - Number and Operations
- Grade 5 - Measurement
- Grade 6 - Algebraic Thinking
11:20-11:50 - Session IV
- Grade 4 - Measurement
- Grade 5 - Algebraic Thinking
- Grade 6 - Number and Operations
12:00-12:30 - Session V
- Grade 4 - Algebraic Thinking
- Grade 5 - Number and Operations
- Grade 6 - Measurement
12:30-2:00 - Lunch*
2:00-3:00 - Awards Assembly in the Gym*
*Parents and guests are encouraged to attend.
There are 5 categories/contests in which each team competes:
Number and Operations
Consists of two tests added together: Estimation (counts for 40% of score) and Mental Math (counts for 60% of score).
Estimation - Team Test — Six stations are located around the perimeter of the room. Problems usually involve estimating some sort of measurement: length, area, volume, weight, liquid volume, metric or standard measurements.
Mental Math - Individual Test — Students are shown 40 different mental math questions via PowerPoint (see sample PowerPoint provided below). They have five seconds to study the question, and five seconds to write the answer. No work is allowed; all answers must be done mentally. Individual scores are added together to form one team score.
Click Here to Download Sample Mental Math PowerPoint (download as a ppt. or pptx. file so that the sound is included)
Team Test — Each team answers 20-25 Algebra and Functions questions; many problems are word problems or logic puzzles. Diagrams, charts, etc. may help a team’s point total.
Team Test — Students are given 15-20 word problems showing as much work as possible. Diagrams, charts, etc. may help a team’s point total.
Team Test — Each team answers about 10-15 questions relating to statistics or probability. Diagrams, charts, etc. may help a team’s point total.
Team Test — Each team is asked to build an object using the materials provided given a specific criteria. Object is judged using a rubric.
More info regarding how to prepare students for Math Field Day is coming soon...
Need Assistance Preparing for Math Field Day?
The following current/former Math Field Day coaches have generously volunteered their time to assist new Math Field Day coaches. Feel free to contact any of the following educators to ask questions about how to prepare your school/students for Math Field Day...
- Lindsay Melia is a current Math Field Day coach at Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School (Independent) . . . Email: email@example.com
- Molly Stark is a current Math Field Day coach at Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School (Independent) . . . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cori Giacchino is a former Math Field Day coach at Castille ES (Capistrano USD) . . . Email: email@example.com
- Shonna Josephson is a former Math Field Day coach at Castille ES (Capistrano USD) . . . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org