Practice sessions will be on Wednesdays beginning in March. Practice dates are as follows:
3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Grades 1-4 will hold practice sessions at Palos East in Mrs. McNamara's Room (38).
Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to each session. Please be sure to pick up your child promptly at 4:30 at the side exit near the GYM. Please pull into the two lanes on the circular drive.
The competition for grades 1-4 will be held at Prairie State College on Thursday, May 11th. Our final team, to be sent to the Bowl will consist of two first graders and two second graders. Selection will be based on practice tests, accuracy, speed within a time limit, ability to be a team player, and observation of focus and participation.
Students are given a weekly homework page to practice newly learned math skills. Math Olympians are encouraged to use mental math skills, but are not required to solve problems mentally unless otherwise indicated. Homework should be completed and turned in weekly and will count towards participation points.
**For Additional Practice:
Check out links at http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/math.htm
Patterns: Site 1, Site 2, Site 3
Students invited to the math bowl will be required to solve Ken Ken Puzzles. Grades 1-2 will be given 4x4 puzzles at a medium difficulty level. Use the links below for practice.
KenKen Practice link: http://www.kenken.com
Register for Free Weekly KenKen Puzzles: http://www.kenken.com/teachers/classroom
Students are also tested on Logic Puzzles such as Magic Square and Magic Traingles: http://www.logic-puzzles.org/init.php and http://www.mathplayground.com/magic_triangle.html