Competition Date: May 19, 2018 New Test Format and Levels
For Immediate Release: November 16, 2017 – Easton, MA
Do you want to challenge your students to use their math skills in new and creative ways? Math Competitions and contests can strengthen vital math learning skills in students of all ages. In order to solve critical thinking questions, students work-out their brains by reading and thinking carefully! Math contests will help students learn to be good problem-solvers!
The goal of The Lions Pride Math Challenge 2018 is an annual mathematics contest, open to all students. The contest provides a challenging, engaging mathematical experience that is both competitive and educational. It will stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics, teach major strategies for problem solving, develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems, strengthen mathematical perception, foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity, and provide for the satisfaction and thrill of meeting challenges.
The competition will consist of 8 Levels that correspond with school grades 1st through 8th.
Competition Date: May 19, 2018
10:30 am to 12:00 pm: Levels/Grades 1-4
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Levels/Grades 5-8
Immaculate Conception Church
193 Main Street
North Easton, MA 02356
Papers will be corrected that very day and winners will be announced within a week on Easton Lions website.
A little challenge can always inspire students who love math to greater achievement!
4 points – The response seems to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures required by the task.
The response provides correct answer(s) with clear and complete mathematical procedures shown and a correct explanation, as required by the task. Response may contain a minor “Omission ” in work or explanation that does not detract from demonstrating a thorough understanding.
3 points – The response seems to demonstrate a general understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures required by the task.
The response and explanation (as required by the task) are mostly complete and correct. The response may have minor errors that do not detract from demonstrating a general understanding.
2 points – The response seems to demonstrate a partial understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures required by the task.
The response is somewhat correct with partial understanding of the required mathematical concepts and/or explained. The response may contain some work that is incomplete or unclear.
1 point – The response seems to demonstrate a minimal understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures required by the task.
0 – The response has no correct answer and insufficient evidence to demonstrate any understanding of the mathematical concepts and procedures required by the task for that grade level.
Open-Ended Questions Directions
- Students may NOT use a calculator.
- Students may need a ruler for question(s).
For the open-ended questions:
- Most of the problems may have more than one part. Be sure to read the directions carefully.
- One cannot receive the highest score for an open-ended question without completing all tasks in the question. For example, if the question asks you to show your work or explain your reasoning, be sure to show your work or explain your reasoning in the space provided.
- If any problem does not ask you to show your work or justify your reasoning, you may use the space provided, but only those parts of your response that the question specifically asks for will be scored.
- Write your response in the appropriate location within the response box.
General Rules and Guidelines
During the challenge, students are given 90 minutes to solve 18 Open-end problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences.
The following rules are applicable to all contests:
- There will be no on-site registration. It is the responsibility of the contestant/parents to register their children on-line before the registration deadline.
- It is the responsibility of the contestant to be present at the Challenge room 15 minutes before the challenge starts.
- Latecomers will not be allowed to compete in the challenges.
- Easton Lions reserves the right to verify the date of birth and/or grade of the contestants and revoke the rank(s) and prize(s) in case of any discrepancy.
- Contestants are responsible for bringing pencils, erasers and calculators if allowed.
- Parental interruption in any form during the challenge is unacceptable and the Easton Lions reserves the right to ask the parent(s) to leave the challenge venue or face disqualification of the contestant.
- Easton Lions reserves the right to conduct a tie-breaker and/or announce joint winners or declare winners based on criteria that it deems fit to end the challenge in a timely manner.
- Any changes to the rules will be announced before the start of the competition, but the judges always have the right to change rules on site without prior notice if the situation warrants. All decisions by the judges are final.
- No videography or the use of cell cameras is permitted during the Math challenge.
- The registration fees are non-refundable. If you withdraw from a challenge after registering, your registration fee can be considered as a 100 percent tax-deductible donation to Easton Lions.