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## Math Field Day

Math Field Day is an annual event for students in grades 5-8 created to spur students' curiosity in mathematics. Students compete in math various grade-level competitions:

Number Sense - 50 multiple-choice questions involving number sense, such as computing numbers involving exponents, powers, roots, and simply problems.

Mental Gymnastics - Calculate and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division without the use of a calculator. Here is a sample problem: 10+9+8+7+6+5+5+6+7+8+9

Calculator Challenge - Calculate various problems using a calculator. Here is a sample problem: Find the area of a triangle with an altitude 17.2cm and a base of 8.5cm

Leapfrog - Problems which involve measurements and geometry, such as selecting appropriate units of measurement and use ratios to convert within and between measurement systems. Here is a sample problem: Three angles of a quadrilateral measure 50°, 50°, and 150°. What is the measure of the fourth angle?

Construction Derby - Students work cooperatively to construct an object within a specified amount of time. The object is measured, tested, or compared by a team of proctors.

5 in a Row: http://www.javascripter.net/games/xo/xo.htm

iTunes apps - "Hexatious" and "Gomuku"

Any 5th or 6rh graders that are interested in participating on the Math Field Day Team can contact Mrs. Biehn (6th Grade Teacher)