## Event Descriptions

## **Tri-Team Attack (9)**

**(Calculators permitted)**- This is a

**team**event in which each school will enter

**one team**consisting of any combination of

**3**

**players**in the

**sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grades**. The contest will consist of

**two 20-minute sessions**consisting of

**20 questions per session**with a short break between. These problems are designed to be time-consuming and collaborative.

**Each team member must provide his or her own calculator**. After solving a problem, a team member will submit the answer for verification. The first three correct answers will receive a

**red card**worth

**5 points**. The next three will receive a

**blue card**worth

**3 points**. The next three will receive a green card worth

**2 points.**The next three will receive a

**yellow card**worth

**1 point**. (This scoring system may be altered if more or less teams show up than expected) If a team gets an answer wrong, they may try it again, but they must return to their table first, they may not remain at the scoring table.

As each correct answer card is collected, a tally will be displayed indicating the number of correct answers that have been submitted. This tally will be displayed on an overhead to help teams determine their strategy in their pursuit of correct answers and maximum points.

**Team Points: 50 (increments of 5 points)**

**Tea Party Relay (9)**

**(No Calculators)**- This is a team event in which each school will enter one team consisting of

**any**combination of 3 players in the

**sixth,**

**seventh, eighth, and ninth grades**. The contest will consist of

**six 6-minute rounds**consisting of

**3 questions per round**with a short break between. These problems are designed to be difficult but quick, involving topics such as pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry.

Based off of the

**ARML team relay**, the three individuals will be arranged in a line and each receive a problem to complete. The second and third individuals will obtain problems that require answers from the previous individuals, stated in the phrase “

**Let T be the number that you will receive.**” After each team member solves their designated problem, he or she will pass back to his or her teammate the solution on a piece of paper, with no other forms of communication.

**The answer of the third team member for that round will be graded and scored, nothing else.**

Each round will have a maximum of

**6 minutes**to complete. However, team members can turn in their answer as quickly as possible, since their

**time will be instrumental in determining tiebreakers**. Also, the third team member may change and resubmit the answer if within the time limit.

**Team Points: 50 points**

**Math Wits (8)**

**(Calculators permitted)**- This is a math reasoning and computation contest. The problems are

**relatively difficult**. Students will be allowed to use a calculator although this may actually slow them down. Students will be tested individually for the

**preliminary round**with a

**60-minute**paper and pencil test. Students will be awarded points for the number of correct problems done in the allotted time.

The final round will consist of the

**top five contestants**who received the highest number of points in the preliminary round. Their cores from the preliminary round will not count in the final round. Each finalist will be arranged in a line facing the judges. Each will have an

**overhead projector**to display their answers. Questions will be of a similar format as in the preliminary round with the exception that students will be judged

**problem by problem**. Students will be awarded points for each problem based on their

**order of finishing**with the correct answer in the allotted time (i.e., first person to finish a problem with the correct answer scores the most points.) No points will be awarded for an incorrect answer. Questions will be given

**orally or visually**during this round, with geometric figures flashed on a screen for the contestants to see.

**Team Points: 50 points (increments of 5 points)**

**Math Bowl (7)**

**(Calculators permitted)**- This event consists of one pencil and paper test of

**60 minutes**. The test is

**free response**and contains routine and non-routine problems. Within this time most students

**will not be able to work out every problem**. Points will be awarded for each correct answer.

**Team Points: 50 points (increments of 5 points)**

**Mad Hatter (7/8)**

**(No Calculators)**- This is a

**rapid computation and reasoning contest**. Problems will be shown on a screen, read aloud, shown on flash cards, or on a white board. The student works out the problem mentally, if possible, and writes down the answer

**as fast as possible**on an answer sheet. As soon as a few of the students have finished the problem (

**5 to 60 seconds**), the next problem is given.

Problems will be given so fast that not everyone will be able to solve every problem. The person with the most correct answers will be the winner. The problems will be chosen from the topics of

**pre-algebra, algebra and geometry**. Students may prepare for this event by practicing rapid reasoning, mental arithmetic, learn shortcuts and checks on computation, and learning the standard formulas for area, volume, simple interest, and other applied math topics.

**Team Points: 50 points each (increments of 5 points)**

**Win, Lose, or Draw (8)**

Each team may enter

All teams will complete

**two****sixth, seventh, or eighth grade**students**(7 and 8 recommended) in Win, Lose or Draw. This game is similar to the game show on television during the lightning round. Students will have****60 seconds**to attempt**20 words**– they**may use**numbers, symbols, drawings but**no**__letters or words__(**including**words or letters in languages__besides English__.) They**may not**__speak or make hand gestures.__All teams will complete

**two**rounds. They may pass as many times as they can within a round. For each round, all groups will have the same 20 words. The**top five**teams after the preliminary rounds will be selected for the**third and final round**(which consists of another selected group of 20 words to be solved in under**60 seconds**).**Team Points: 30 points (increments of 1 point)****Sudoku (8)**

Each team may enter

They will have

**one sixth, seventh or eighth**grade student in Sudoku. Each participant will receive**10 Sudoku boards**. The 10 boards will be a mix of difficult, medium and easy with the different levels worth different points. The difficulty levels will be judged based on the New York Times levels. For more information go to:**www.sudoku.com**They will have

**50 minutes**to complete as many boards as possible. Points will only be awarded for complete boards. However, incomplete boards may be used as tie-breakers. In the event of ties, tie breaker rounds will be held.**Team Points: 30 points (increments of 3 points)****Dynamic Duo (6)**

**(Calculators Permitted)**– Each team may enter

**two sixth grade**students in Dynamic Duo. This is a partner event. Two students from the same school may work together to solve challenging problems. The problems will be in

**two rounds of 20 questions**each. Students will have

**25 minutes**for each round with a five-minute break in the middle of the rounds.

**Team points will not be awarded for this event but the top eight participants will receive awards.**