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Elementary M.A.T.H. Bowl
Math Academic Teams for Hoosiers

2014 M.A.T.H. Bowl Important Dates
Entry Deadline:  December 10, 2013
Optional Invitational Competitions, January 27 – February 8, 2014
Area Competition, February 27, 2014
Click here to get the Competition Timeline.

Standards to be used for 2014 M.A.T.H. Bowl:
1.  Number Sense
2.  Computation
6.  Data Analysis and Probability
7.  Problem Solving

NEW! Congratulations M.A.T.H. Bowl Teams!
509 teams were a part of  18th annual Indiana M.A.T.H. Bowl Competition.  An amazing 7,969 students in grades 4 – 6 are a part of team rosters for the event.  Statewide Results for all classes are now available.  Click here to visit the Competition Results page.  Special recognition to the 2014 M.A.T.H. Bowl State Champions:
ABC-Stewart School, Columbus, Green Class
Brooks School Elementary, Fishers, Yellow Class
Northview Elementary, Valparaiso, Red Class
Riverside Intermediate, Fishers, Blue Class
Smoky Row Elementary, Carmel, Orange Class

M.A.T.H. Bowl 2014 Competition Questions
Questions used for 2014 Invitational and Area competitions are available for viewing.  Click on the links below for a .pdf document you can use with your team.  (PowerPoint versions are not available)
2014 Math Invitational Questions (1 question per page)
2014 Math Invitational Questions (2 questions per page)
2014 M.A.T.H. Area Competition Questions

MATH Bowl Coach Conference Presentation
The PowerPoint presentation used for the 2014  Academic Coach Webinar for MATH Bowl coaches will be available in January, 2014. Click here for the Webinar Presentation. Document is in .pdf format (requiring Adobe Reader to view)

MATH Bowl Practice Questions
The 2014 MATH Bowl competition will be using the same standards used for the 2008 and 2011 competitions. Instead of writing new practice questions for 2014, we are making available the questions used for those past competitions. By studying these questions with their teams, coaches can get a good picutre of what the 2014 questions will be like.
Click here for 2008 Invitational Questions (2 questions per page only)
Click here for 2008 Area Competition Questions (2 questions per page)
Click here for 2011 Invitational Competition Questions (one question per page)
Click here for 2011 Area Competition Questions (one question per page)
[All Documents Require Adobe Reader]

The 2013-2014 Membership Participation Form is available online at, and includes information to help schools enter the correct class.  Each school will want to read the instructions carefully when completing the form, but the quick version looks like this:

Blue Class: Teams that include 6th graders, 187 Eligible Students and Up
Green Class: Teams that include 6th graders, 186 Eligible Students and Down
Orange Class: Teams that do not include  6th graders, 163 Eligible Students And Up
Red Class: Teams that do not include  6th graders, 162 Eligible Students And Down
Yellow Class: Teams Including ONLY 4th graders, regardless of size of school

CLICK HERE to read frequently asked questions about the Elementary Competition Classes.

2014 Math Coach Handbook
The MATH Bowl Coach Handbook contains all rules and instructions for your 2014 team.
Click here for the 2014 M.A.T.H. Coaches Handbook
[Requires Adobe Reader]

MATH Bowl Invitational Competitions
Many schools choose to participate in Invitational competitions the week of January 27 – February 8, 2014, which are organized locally, but use questions provided by IASP.  See below for the list of invitationals happening around the state. If you would like to host an invitational and have not yet ordered questions, click here to go to the Forms page to find the order form.

Host School Date Open / Closed
St. Louis de Montfort School January 29, 2014 Closed
Carl Fisher Elementary January 30, 2014 Closed
James R. Watson Elementary January 30, 2014 Closed
North Madison Elementary January 30, 2014 Closed
Fall Creek Intermediate February 4, 2014 Closed
Sheridan Elementary February 4, 2014 Closed
Southwestern Middle School February 4, 2014 Closed
Crestdale Elementary February 5, 2014 Open
Mentone Elementary February 5, 2014 Closed
Tzouanakis Elementary February 5, 2014 Closed
Arlington Elementary February 6, 2014 Closed
Martinsville West Middle School February 6, 2014 Closed
Monroe Central Elementary February 8, 2014 Closed
Shamrock Springs Elementary February 8, 2014 Closed

MATH Bowl Coaching Videos
Indiana State University has assembled two sets of videos, designed to help MATH Bowl Coaches. The first series is geared toward giving tips about coaching the contest, and stars the MATH Bowl Coach from Northwestern Elementary School, Jan Koloszar! Jan does a great job of sharing her successful system. The second set of videos discusses ways to teach the concept of “probability”, and may spark some ideas in both new and experienced coaches. Although the Topic Videos were created specifically for the 2011 Competition, some elements may apply to future competitions, even though some topics will only apply to that specific competition year. Enjoy the videos. Thanks, Indiana State!! Click on the links below to view the videos:

Coaching Tips 1 | Coaching Tips 2 | Coaching Tips 3 | Coaching Tips 4 | Coaching Tips 5
2011 Topics 1 | 2011 Topics 2 | 2011 Topics 3 | 2011 Topics 4 | 2011 Topics 5

Help Recruiting Your Team
To help coaches save some time as you search out students for your team, IASP is making some printable flyers available. You can print, fill in your information, copy, and post them around your building! The poster is designed to fit on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
Click here for the Math Bowl Recruiting Poster

MATH Bowl Proctor Instructions
Each team must provide an adult proctor at the contest. Please have proctors review the instructions before arriving at the contest. Click here to view the M.A.T.H. Bowl Proctor Instructions (requires Adobe Reader)

MATH Bowl Student Answer Forms
Click here for a copy of the answer sheet used during competitions [Requires Adobe Reader]

Academic Competition Products Listing & Order Form
[Requires Adobe Reader]

Description of the Elementary M.A.T.H. Competition

The competition will be made up of four rounds with three different team members competing in each round. Each round shall consist of eight multiple-choice questions. The competition will be based on The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics publication Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. This includes thirteen curriculum standards.

Teams are composed ideally of twelve members. Eight others may be used as alternates. There is no limit of how many students may come from any one grade level. A student may participate in only one round. At the end of the fourth question, one or two members of the squad may substitute for students at the table.

All full-time students in grades 4-5 (6 where appropriate) are eligible to compete. Within these constraints, schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.

The competition will consist of four rounds with each round consisting of eight multiple-choice questions which will be read to the students and projected on the screen simultaneously. After consulting with the other team members at the table, the team captain will answer each question by circling the chosen response on the answer sheet. At the conclusion of the allotted time, (30 to 60 seconds) the proctor will grade each response before the next question is read.

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