Math Masters

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Last Date to Register: 3/8/2024 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 3/27/2024 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Madi Grove
Audience: Students in grade 5
Location: Bethel University - Anderson Building
2 Pine Tree Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Facility: 1st Floor - Community Room
4/26/2024 08:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Math Masters - Grade 5:

Math Masters is a mathematics competition with a 30+ year history in Minnesota. The goal of the program is to challenge 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in mathematics. Students compete as individuals and on teams in multiple rounds of competition during a half-day event in March or April (registered schools select a date and competition location). Students’ academic effort and achievement are recognized with plaques, medallions, and ribbons in each competition element: Fact Drill, Individual Round, and Team Competition. After all competitions have been completed, the top finishers throughout the state are invited to celebrate at a Minnesota Twins game. SparkPath partners with Math Masters, a nonprofit organization, to provide coordination and an Arden Hills competition location (at our office building) for students in 5th grade. This competition aligns with Minnesota Academic Standards in Math.

Competition test materials are carefully prepared by math department faculty members at St. Cloud State University and the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University. Between six and eight rounds of problems cover the following mathematical areas:

  • Number Facts / Order of Operations
  • Numeracy / Property of Numbers
  • Geometry / Time / Money
  • Statistics / Probability / Counting
  • Decimals / Fractions / Percents

SparkPath is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by BrightWorks (formerly Metro ECSU) to provide student enrichment programs. Registration for student programs is done through SparkPath's website.

Early Bird Team - $120, covers up to 5 students ($140 after February 23, 2024)

Early Bird Individual - $50 ($60 after February 23, 2024)

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert BrightWorks 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (BrightWorks requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.