What is Math Pentathlon?
Mathematics Pentathlon is a program of interactive problem-solving games. It includes supportive curricular and instructional activities as well as assessment tools for students in grades K-7. The program strengthens basic math concepts and skills in addition to supporting creative thinking and developing problem-solving skills.
Math Pentathlon focuses on conceptual learning and integrates spatial, computational, and logical reasoning. The games can be used in a classroom setting or as an enrichment activity.
How are the games organized?
Math Pentathlon games are organized into four divisions:
- Division I - Kindergarten-1st grade
- Division II - 2nd-3rd grade
- Division III - 4th-5th grade
- Division IV - 6th-7th grade
What are the Benefits?
- Interactive and active problem solving
- Three types of mathematical thinking
- Promotion of conceptual understanding
- Varying abilities and learning styles
- Higher math achievement
- Character development
- Alignment to state and national math standards
- Community involvement
How can I get involved?
Math Pentathlon is open to all students K-7 in Pflugerville ISD. Parents and teachers are essential to the facilitation of Math Pentathlon on our campuses. Please contact your child's school to see how you can help.
Who can I contact?
- For questions specific to a campus, please contact the front office of your child's school and ask for the Math Pentathlon contact.
- For district-wide Math Pentathlon questions, please email Amy Williams, Pflugerville ISD Gifted and Talented Specialist
(Although I do have an office phone, please email as I am out on campuses most days of the week.)