**MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT - MASTERS**

April 20, 2019

April 20, 2019

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**Ellipsis Academy Math Challenge Masters Tournament**will be held on**April 20, 2019**. This year, there is a total of about 300 students from 4 states (WA, CA, NY and NC) qualified and invited to participate in the Masters round.This tournament is

__based on student's score from the Fall 2018 MCT.__**by invitations only****For invited students**, parents will receive an email invitation (with link to register, detail schedule and tournament location for the different states) sometimes in Feb.

**Math Challenge Masters Tournament**

**When**: April 20, 2019

**Fee**: $20 (non-refundable)

**Registration**: by invitation based on Fall 2018 Math Challenge Tournament score

**FORMAT**

The masters round tournament has the same format as the 1st round Math Challenge Tournament. The tournament 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 15 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.

**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 2018 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

For grade 2-5, trophies will be awarded to 1st through 5th place students in each grade and division.

For grade 6, trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place students in each 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.