The American Math Challenge 2012


Registrations are now open for this yearly, free event, at http://www.americanmathchallenge.com/

Practice for all students starts MONDAY October 8th.
The actual COMPETITION EVENT is on October 16-17th, 2012.

In American Math Challenge, students compete using mental math problems such as 2 x 8 or 50 - 14. It is based on Mathletics, an online Math program. Students will be tackling adaptive curriculum-based math questions and competing against other real student peers in timed mental math showdowns---for prizes.

Comments

At the risk of expressing heresy, I have to wonder why there's so much emphasis placed in certain circles on academics as a competition. Is there limited space in the world for academic achievement such that we need to pit students against one another in order to know who is "truly worthy"?

Frankly, I find this notion anti-intellectual and anti-child.

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