Competition Categories

The competition categories are:

Algebraic Thinking
Geometry
Number and Operations
Measurement
Data Analysis

{tab Algebraic Thinking}
Algebraic Thinking:

Team test in which each team will answer 8-10 Algebra questions, with most problems being word problems or logic puzzles, in which students must show as much work as possible (diagrams, charts, etc.), as partial credit will be given for some problems

CCS Mathematical Practices:
Use appropriate tools strategically
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

{tab Geometry}
Geometry:

Team test with 20-25 word problems involving Geometry in which students must show as much work as possible (diagrams, charts, etc.), as partial credit will be given for some problems

CCS Mathematical Practices:
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
Look for and make use of structure

{tab Number and Operations}
Number and Operations:

Combination of team "Estimation Station" activities (counts for 40% of score) and individual 40-question "Mental Math" questions (counts for 60% of score)

CCS Mathematical Practices:
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Attend to precision

{tab Measurement}
Measurement:

Activity in which teams will be asked to build an object using materials provided; students must sketch their construction prior to building, then test it, with multiple trials (object is judged using a rubric)

CCS Mathematical Practices:
Model with mathematics
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

{tab Data Analysis}
Data Analysis: 

Team test in which teams will answer about 5-8 questions relating to Data Analysis/Statistics, including conducting an experiment, predicting results, gathering data, and analyzing the experiment based on their outcomes

CCS Mathematical Practices:
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Look for express regularity in repeated reasoning

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