## Competition Format

## Math Superbowl Home Page

## Individual Part I25 questions in 25 minutes with no calculators. Each question is worth 1 point
Section I is multiple choice. The key is computational fluency and the expectation that the average student may not be able to finish all 25 problems in 25 minutes. Answer choices are A, B, C, D. |
## Individual Part II5 questions in 30 minutes with calculators. Each question is worth 5 points
Section II is free response problem solving problems. These word problems are similar but slightly easier than the team test problems. The 5 problems have a range of difficulty starting with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the hardest. Students are graded only on the answer, with full or no credit given. |
## Team Part III5 questions in 30 minutes with calculators. Each question is 20 points each
This section is free response problem solving problems that all 4 teammates work on. Each team decides how to divide up the problems or to work on them all together. One answer sheet is collect at the end. The focus is on non-routine problems and teamwork. The problems are not placed in any specific order, except for the last problem, which is a logic puzzle. |

Hands on Engineering Challenge

The engineering challenge takes place after the three paper and pencil sections. During this competition, grade level teams work together to engineer and build using the provided materials. Awards are given for this competition but the results of the engineering challenge do not factor in determining the individual, grade level, or overall school awards.

The engineering challenge takes place after the three paper and pencil sections. During this competition, grade level teams work together to engineer and build using the provided materials. Awards are given for this competition but the results of the engineering challenge do not factor in determining the individual, grade level, or overall school awards.

Awards

The individual awards will be for the top individual scores from adding together the two individual tests. Each test is worth 25 points for a total of 50 points.

Grade level awards will calculated by adding together the two individual tests (25+25) for each of the 4 participants from a school and the team test of 100 points. Each of the three sections will be worth 1/3 of the grade level teams overall score.

School level awards will be calculated by adding together the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade team scores.

In each of these areas, awards are given for 1st - 6th place.

The individual awards will be for the top individual scores from adding together the two individual tests. Each test is worth 25 points for a total of 50 points.

Grade level awards will calculated by adding together the two individual tests (25+25) for each of the 4 participants from a school and the team test of 100 points. Each of the three sections will be worth 1/3 of the grade level teams overall score.

School level awards will be calculated by adding together the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade team scores.

In each of these areas, awards are given for 1st - 6th place.