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  1. Math Madness For Every Problem There’s a Solution! Third Grade Problem Solving Tournament Spring Grove Area School District 100 College Avenue Spring Grove, PA 717-225-4731

  2. Math Madness Purpose • Prepare students for PSSA • Similar format of questions • Similar scoring procedures • Challenge students with problems focusing on higher level thinking skills • Motivate students while building self confidence

  3. Math Madness School-Wide Tournament Overview • Rounds 1 and 9 • Students problem solve in heterogeneous groups • Rounds 2 through 8 • Students work individually • Rounds scored by scoring teams • Various administrators and retired teachers • Community members

  4. SampleProblem M3.A.1.3.1 M3.A.1.3.2 M3.A.1.3.3

  5. Working Hard to Find the Solution!

  6. Working Together to Find the Solution

  7. Using Teachable Moments

  8. Math Madness OverviewOur Closing Celebration • Each student receives a certificate of participation • Top team in each classroom receives an achievement ribbon • 4th through 10th place receives medals • Top 3 students received trophies • Random drawing for 5 basketballs • Members from the high school basketball team perform a skit and sign autographs

  9. Closing Celebration

  10. Leading Teams from Each Classroom

  11. Award Winners

  12. Everyone’s a Winner

  13. Our Fourth Annual Regional Tournament • Coming in April 2011 • Hosted at York College • Top four individual scorers will represent their school • Awards and prizes will be provided

  14. Contact Information Joni McKenzie Phone: 225-4731 Ext. 1069 Email: McKenziJ@sgasd.org Jessie Henning Phone: 225-4731 Ext. 1019 Email: HenningJ@sgasd.org Clint Snyder Phone: 225-4731 Ext. 1017 Email: SnyderC@sgasd.org

  15. Closing Thoughts "The PSSA’s weren't as hard for me because I had already solved problems just like them for Math Madness." Jeffery It was fun because we had the celebration at the end, and I learned that for every problem there is a solution.” Joshua