Math Pentathlon is a volunteer-run after-school program that practices math skills and logical reasoning. We use games to strengthen basic math skills, develop good sportsmanship, and foster creative thinking. For more information, check out the Math Pentathlon web site.
Evening Orientation – Tues, Sept 18th, 6:30 – 8:30PM
This event is designed for parents who are new to Math Pentathlon. During these sessions adult participants learn about the program and how it can be implemented in schools, clubs, homes, etc. These training sessions start with an overview of the program. Participants then break out into grade level groups, known as divisions, where they are introduced to each of the 5 games through active participation.
We are currently looking for coaches for all divisions. Coaches should plan on attending the National Math Pentathlon Annual Workshop (see below) and committing 2 hours of time each week for preparation and the meeting. Children of coaches are guaranteed a spot in the program. If interested in coaching please email email@example.com.
We ask that all parents involved in the program volunteer at least twice during the club sessions As a volunteer you may be asked to:
- Watch the kids during the break time on the playground.
- Sit with students to help keep them focused during explanations and game play.
- Escort students to the Bathroom.
- Clarify rules during game play.
- Sit and play a game with a student.
- Check out and check in games.
We need your full attention for our Pentathletes so if you have smaller children please arrange for alternate care or bring something they can work on independently.
Exceptions will be made in rare instances that it is not possible for either parent (or nanny, grandmother, or other substitute) to volunteer.
Fill in the application for your division. Applications close on Oct 1st. Sign up does not guarantee a spot on the team as we are limited by the number of coaches we have.
Parents will be notified via email no later than October 6th if their student has been selected for this year’s team. Parents will need to complete registration by signing up to volunteer for 2 club meetings, completing the Behavior Contract and paying the $20 registration fee at the main office. Financial aid is available. Parents are also welcome to attend the Workshop on Sept 29th.
National Math Pentathlon Annual Workshop
Saturday, Sept 29th, 8:30am – 3:00pm
This event provides in depth coverage of the Math Pentathlon games for coaches, rule experts and parents who wish to be involved in teaching the games to children.
There will be breakout sessions for each of the three divisions.
Register for this event on the Math Pentathlon Website. Use the Code AISD501 for half off registration
If interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org.