Here is the welcome email I just sent to all who of our 2017 Round 1 competitors.
Thank you so much for choosing to compete in the 2017 Mathletes Challenge.
What to Expect
Round 01 will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at the Donaghey Student Center (http://ualr.edu/studentcenter/) on the campus of UALR. The competition will be held in Room 214 which is on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. We will begin at 10:00am or whenever the last bus arrives. Transportation will be provided for all the schools and I will send out that list as soon as the folks in the transportation department get all of the routes worked out and sent to me. I have allocated enough room for all of the Mathletes and up to two adults per school to ride a bus.
How to Prepare
I highly suggest visiting our website (https://mathleteschallenge.com/) in order to prepare for the competition. You will find seven years worth of released tests for you to use to help your students prepare for the Challenge. The rules are listed and you should be familiar with them. Students WILL NOT be able to use calculators this year. We will have pencils and scratch paper for students to use.
Four students compete as a team. The Challenge has two, 20 minute halves and each team has to complete a 20 question test per half. All five students on the team must compete, so at half time you will need to substitute one of your Mathletes. Scores will be tabulated and posted at the half and at the end of Round 1. The top 20 teams will move on to Round 2 which will be held Wednesday, March 8th.
We look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks. I will be sending the transportation list out as soon as I receive it. If you have any questions, please send me an email.
Please review the attached PowerPoint for any spelling errors. If you find an error, please email me the error and change I need to make.