**MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT - MASTERS**

April 21, 2018

REDMOND HIGH SCHOOL (REDMOND, wa)

April 21, 2018

REDMOND HIGH SCHOOL (REDMOND, wa)

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**Ellipsis Academy Math Challenge Masters Tournament**will be held on April 21, 2018. This tournament is hosted by the**Redmond High****School****.**A big thank you to the Redmond High School**for hosting this tournament!**This tournament is

__. Top scoring students (up to 25 students from each grade level and division) from the Fall 2017 Math Challenge Tournament are invited to compete in this competitive Masters tournament.__**by invitations only**If for any reason, your child is not available to attend the event, please let us know by

**February 20****so that we can invite and provide this opportunity to the next top scoring student on our list.**

**Math Challenge Masters Tournament**

**When**: April 21, 2018

**Where**: Redmond High School

17272 Ne 104th, Redmond, WA 98052

**Fee**: $20

**Registration**: by invitation only based on Fall 2017 Math Challenge Tournament score

**SCHEDULE**

9:00 – 9:45 am Check-in and seating arrangement

9:45 – 11:00 am The tournament

11:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch break

12:30 – 1 :30 pm Open math activities (optional to attend)

1:30 - 2:00 pm Award ceremony

**DIVISIONS**

Grade levels 2 - 5 will each has Division I and Division II. Students will be competing at

__the same division__as they had for Fall 2017 Math Challenge Tournament.

**Division I**is for students who are in the full time accelerated or advance learning programs such as Quest, Merlin, or HCP and they are usually learning a grade level ahead.**Division II**is for students who are not in the accelerated program or advanced learning program.

AWARDS

AWARDS

Trophies will be awarded to 1st through 5th place students in each grade and division. Ties are broken by comparing students' scores on who got the most scores on the Problem Solving section. If it is still a tie, then we look at who got the most points on the last 5 problems of the Problem Solving test. Maximum score is 219.

**FORMAT**

The masters round tournament has the same format as the Fall 2017 Math Challenge Tournament. The tournament will consists of two rounds:

**Mental Math**and

**Problem Solving Challenge**.

**Mental Math (15 minutes)**– Students will be presented with 40 problems to be solved by students ‘mentally’. Students may not do any written work and only their final answers may be written. Any erasures or cross-outs will result in the answer being marked wrong. Because of the emphasis on speed and accuracy, students are given only 10 minutes to answer as many of the 40 problems as they can correctly and legibly. Each problem worth 2 points. Maximum individual score on this test is 80.

**Problem Solving Challenge (40 minutes)**– Students will be presented with 20 problems to solve. The first 8 questions are worth 5 points each, the next 7 questions are of intermediate difficulty and worth 7 points each, and the last 5 questions are harder and worth 10 points each. During this round, participants will be given scratch papers to do any calculation to reach final answers. Maximum individual challenge score is 139 points.

The mental math and problem solving test scores will be added to determine individual awards for a maximum of 219 points.