In order to encourage our students to master two of the major fundamental elements of mathematics education, New Covenant School has two math competitions annually. Parents have found it to be a highly motivated method.
The Math Facts Contests are in the areas of Addition and Multiplication. They are open to grades 2-12. Students can take the math facts contests any time the school office is open for business, but can take each test only once each visit. Students who get a 95% on either or both of the Contests will receive pins at the Awards Night. These contests are done on paper. Addition Facts must be 0’s to 9’s, 100 facts in a 4 minutes of time. Multiplication Facts must be 1’s to 12’s, 169 facts in 5 minutes of time.
Once a student has won a contest, he or she cannot try to improve the score. Awards will be given at the annual Awards Night. (Check the school calendar.)
The math facts contest are as follows:
One hundred of the 121 addition facts from 0-10 are on the exam. Students will have 4 minutes to complete the exam. The student must get 95% correct in order to win the award.
The 169 multiplication facts from 0-12 are included. The exam lasts 5 minutes. The student must get 95% correct in order to win the award.