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1 When: April 13, 2019 Where: Westlawn Middle School Cost $10 per student Individual & Team Awards Registration Deadline April 5, T-shirts must be ordered by April 5th Teams are made up of 5 members Schools may send unlimited teams Individual students may enter

2 Problem Solving Tournament CONTEST INFORMATION The Perennial Math Competition is open to school teams, clubs, and homeschool organizations. A team membership is for up to 30 students at one competition level. There are five separate levels of competition: Dear Principal Rookie or (grades Math Resource 3-4), Intermediate Person, (grades 5-6), Advanced (grades 7-8), Apprentice (grades 9-10), and Master (grades 11-12). You are invited to send unlimited teams to the Perennial Math Tournament at Westlawn COST Middle OF PROGRAM School in Tuscaloosa on April 13, The tournament has three separate levels for grades 3-8. The registration deadline is April 5th. T-shirts must be ordered by April 5 th. No late registration will be accepted. A Team membership costs $75 and is good for up to 30 students in one level of competition. We accept purchase Registration orders from must schools, be done checks, online and on the credit tournaments cards. A parent page may at purchase an Individual membership We accept for purchase a child for orders $25. and checks made to Perennial Math, P.O. Box 16002, Huntsville, AL The cost is $10 per student and t-shirts are available for an additional $10. Credit cards are also accepted. Please bring payment to the event if you do not get it HOW in TO the PREPARE mail in time. A permission slip is included for your convenience-you do not need to send the permission slip to us. Please have your students make checks out to your school We and your coaches school the can tests issue from us the one previous check. Please year and do not also send a series us individual of PowerPoints checks with from questions each to student. develop problem-solving skills. We recommend a weekly (45 minute- 1 hour) practice session with your team. The Books Perennial are also Math available Competition with our consists tests from of two previous different years events. on our The website s first event pricing is an page. individual test which is a thirty-minute session with 15 problems. The second event is a twenty-minute session with 10 word problems and teams work together. Individual and CONTEST Team Awards FORMAT are given at each individual grade level and all participants receive a certificate of participation. Individual awards are based on how well students do on the There individual are 4 monthly test at tests their per grade season. levels. Each Team test scores has 6 multi-step are based questions. the sum The of the tests five can be taken online by the individual student or scores the teacher plus 5 times can print the team the tests test for score. students and enter their scores after they are graded. Teachers may use both methods to do the contest if needed in case computer lab time is not You may send as many teams as you wish. Teams are placed in competition based on the available highest or a grade student of the is absent. team members. A team consists of 5 members, but you may send teams with less than 5 members. However, their team score is based on the sum of their individual test scores and the team test so it hurts not to have a full team. You may also AWARDS have students of different grade levels on your team, and the team will be given the team test of the highest grade level, but individuals will be tested in their grade level. All students will receive a certificate for participation. Each team will be shipped one gold medal to give to the An highest invoice team and member. practice test Teams are in ed our top to 10% you will immediately receive a plaque upon registration. and individual You students must will receive enter dog your tags students for scoring names in the and top grades 10% at upon their registrationgrade level. We students also post certificates student names will be on our Wall spelled the way you enter them. Please do not use all caps. of Fame for each monthly test if they score a 5 or 6 on the test. For further information, call Dr. Sylvia Dean at or HOW TO SIGN UP with subject line of Tuscaloosa tournament. Create an account and order memberships from pernnialmath.com. After purchase, you will then add coaches and their login information. Once coaches are added, the coach can add students and access the PowerPoints and tests. Memberships can be bought for the school year beginning in May and the coach will also decide which season to participate in (Nov-Feb) or (Jan-April) once the coach is entered.

3 Problem Solving Tournament Date of Tournament: Saturday, April 13, 2019 Time: Place: Tournament: Cost: 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM Westlawn Middle School 1715 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Tuscaloosa, AL Each team is composed of any five students from the same school who are in grades [3-4], [5-6] and [7-8]. A team may have students from different grades-the team will be tested by the highest grade level of the team members. Individual tests will be based on the student s individual grade level. Individual tests have 15 questions in 30 minutes and team tests have 10 questions in 20 minutes. $10 per student (a team is comprised of 5 students- you may have fewer, but individual test scores are added into the team score. ) T-shirts are available for an additional $10. Proctors: One proctor per team is not mandatory, but appreciated. Each testing room has 2 proctors that pass out and take up tests. Proctors also help score tests during intermissions. Parents and teachers may proctor. Awards: Items to Bring: Calculators: Information: Certificates of participation for all students. Medals for high scorers for individual winners and teams for each grade level. Please bring sharpened pencils and concessions money. Calculators are not permitted for this event. For further information, or call Dr. Sylvia Dean at Registration: To register go to An invoice and practice test will be ed to you immediately. Mail checks to P.O. Box Huntsville, AL We also accept Credit Cards and Purchase Orders. You may also order Perennial Math Books and Edward Zaccaro books on the registration page-we will pre-ship books, but t-shirts are delivered at the tournament.

4 Tournament Policy & Rules CONTEST Registration INFORMATION must be done online on We The accept Perennial credit Math cards, Competition purchase orders is open and to checks school made teams, to clubs, Perennial and homeschool Math, P.O. Box organizations , A team membership Huntsville, AL is for up to REFUNDS 30 students are at NOT one issued competition for registration level. There and are t-shirts five separate for students levels who of do not show. Perennial Math will not mail certificates for students after the event- Sponsors competition: are responsible Rookie for checking (grades 3-4), the spelling Intermediate and grade (grades level 5-6), of Advanced each student (grades the Monday 7-8), Apprentice prior to (grades 9-10), the tournament and Master and (grades responding 11-12). to the confirmation that is sent. Perennial Math will not mail medals for students not present at the awards ceremony. It is the responsibility of COST the sponsor OF PROGRAM to designate an individual to accept the award for a student who must leave. A Students Team membership MUST registered costs $75 in and the is actual good for grade up to level 30 students that they in are one in level school. of competition. They may not We accept purchase compete orders individually from schools, at a higher checks, level, and BUT credit may cards. be on A a parent team that may is purchase higher than Individual their grade level. For instance a 4 membership for a child th grader may not register as 5 for $25. th grader and MUST take the 4 th grade test, but he/she may be on a team with 5 th graders. Students who register at the wrong grade level individually WILL be disqualified. Teams are placed in competition based on the highest HOW grade TO of the PREPARE team members. We The Perennial coaches Math the Competition tests from the consists previous of two year different and also a events. series No of PowerPoints calculators are with allowed. questions to develop The individual problem-solving test is a thirty-minute skills. We recommend session with a weekly 15 problems. (45 minute- Students 1 hour) may practice not sit session by their with your team. teammates Books or are friends. also available A proctor with may our ask tests a student from previous to move years if the on student our website s appears pricing to be page. looking at other students tests. A proctor may suggest disqualification on students who continue to not focus on their own papers. Individual awards are based on the score of this CONTEST individual test. FORMAT Medals are based on the top 3 scores at each grade level regardless to ties. Medals are awarded based on the score and there are no tiebreakers. There team are 4 test monthly is a twenty-minute tests per season. session Each with test has 10 word 6 multi-step problems questions. and teams The sit tests and can work be taken online by together the student and record the their teacher answers can print on one the tests answer for document. students and Teams enter with their only scores 1 member after they may are graded. participate Teachers in the may team use test, both but methods are not to qualified do the contest for a Team if needed Award. in Teams case computer must score lab at time is not least 1 point on the Team Test to win an award. Team Awards are calculated by adding the 5 available individual or test a student scores is to absent. the 5 times the team test score. For example the individual scores are = 32. The team test score is 8. So 8 x 5 = = 72 total score. AWARDS Disruptive and disrespectful behavior may result in disqualification. Any student who has a All history students of behavior will receive issues a certificate should be for accompanied participation. by Each an adult team that will stays be shipped outside one the gold testing medal to give to room the highest in case the team student member. needs Teams assistance. in our top 10% will receive a plaque and individual students will receive dog tags for scoring in the top 10% at their grade level. We also post student names on our Wall of Fame for each monthly test if they score a 5 or 6 on the test. HOW TO SIGN UP Create an account and order memberships from pernnialmath.com. After purchase, you will then add coaches and their login information. Once coaches are added, the coach can add students and access the PowerPoints and tests. Memberships can be bought for the school year beginning in May and the coach will also decide which season to participate in (Nov-Feb) or (Jan-April) once the coach is entered.

5 Dear Parent, Your child is invited to participate in the Perennial Math Tournament on April 13, 2019 at Westlawn Middle School in Tuscaloosa. The cost is $10 per student - t-shirts are available for $10. Perennial Math hosts math tournaments throughout the United States and has an online math competition. For more information check out Perennialmath.com. All tournament winners are eligible for National Championships in May. The competition consists of an individual test with 15 questions to be solved in 30 minutes and a team test with 10 questions to be solved in 20 minutes. Individual and team awards will be given. Teams are composed of 5 students. The tournament is from 8:00-12:30. Parents are invited to stay, but if you leave, you should return for awards ceremony by 11:15. Please complete the form below and return along with payment to the school. Also, indicate if you are available to proctor-(help score tests). You may also order a t-shirt for yourself if you would like one. Thanks Math Sponsor Student Name Grade Level [[optional] Circle shirt size ($10): YM YL S M L XL 2X($12) 3X ($13) I am available to proctor during the test. I am purchasing a parent t-shirt size Parent Name Cell Phone I have enclosed a check for $ Amount

6 AGENDA 8:00-8:30 Math Sponsor/Proctor Check In 8:30 Proctor Meeting Welcome Ceremony/Games Individual Test Intermission/Games Team Test Games Awards There is no set time for each event-if students must leave, please designate someone to receive awards for them.

7 HOW TO SIGN UP Create an account and order memberships from pernnialmath.com. After purchase, you will then add coaches and their login information. Once coaches are added, the coach can add students and access the PowerPoints and tests. Memberships can be bought for the school year beginning in May and the coach will also decide which season to participate in (Nov-Feb) or (Jan-April) once the coach is entered. Perennial Math Tournament Tests Rookie Level Grades 3-4 Intermediate Level Grades 5-6 Advanced Level Grades 7-8 Perennial Math Online Competition Volumes 1 & 2 Rookie Level Grades 3-4 Intermediate Level Grades 5-6 Advanced Level Grades 7-8 Books by Edward Zaccaro

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10 Join in the fun this year and practice for National Championships. We have 4 separate events planned for grades 3-8: October Fall Face-Off December Winter Dash March Spring Cleanup May Virtual Challenge You may register for any of these without having a membership to our Online Competition- just register on the Virtual Tournaments page. Cost is $50 per team of 5 students.