State Phase – Week 2

State Phase – Week 2

Rolling out of Week 2...

Week 2 State Phase Statistcs and Rankings are in!

WOW! Your players have logged over 16,000 innings this week! That’s amazing.

Just a quick reminder… All students who wish to qualify for a STATE PLACEMENT CERTIFICATE must complete a minimum of 10 full games. Please look at the last column on the “Stats and Rankings” files below to check the number of games played in each math mode. There are quite a few students with top BAs but the player has not met the 10 game minimum.

As we roll out of week 2 of the state phase, we wanted to address a few questions that came up this past week on how BatterUp calculates Batting Averages and which math facts are pitched to the participants

If you haven’t already, I urge you to take a few minutes to read through our very informative post on the specifications behind the BatterUp point system. The Batter Up tournament points system was developed and tested in the study “Automaticity of Basic Math Facts With a D&P ILS Using Various Grouping Combinations in Elementary School Classrooms” by Dr. S. David Vaillancourt. It may help to clarify a majority of your questions surrounding the Batting Average. 

Fact fluency is a fundamental skill that students need to master to think at higher cognitive levels. Learning these basic facts makes solving more difficult math problems so much more attainable for students. With BatterUp, the game begins by pitching the lower level math “fact sets,” starting at the 1s and 2s, and then moves up as the player answers each of those facts within a specific time frame. Each “fact set” has its specified time limit for answers to be received, which is represented by a “single, double, triple, or home run” base hit. Players must beat those specified times to be pitched higher level “fact sets,” keeping in mind that BatterUp pitches “fact sets” through the 12s. 

In case you missed it! This past March 11th was #MyFreedomDay. We shared a video with you that you may like to use for instruction in the classroom to touch on this topic. Did you do anything in your class for #MyFreedomDay ? We’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment below.

Batter Up Point System

If you haven’t already, I urge you to take a few minutes to read through our very informative post on the specifications behind the BatterUp point system. The Batter Up tournament points system was developed and tested in the study “Automaticity of Basic Math Facts With a D&P ILS Using Various Grouping Combinations in Elementary School Classrooms” by Dr. S. David Vaillancourt. It may help to clarify a majority of your questions surrounding the Batting Average. 

Math "Fact Sets"

Fact fluency is a fundamental skill that students need to master to think at higher cognitive levels. Learning these basic facts makes solving more difficult math problems so much more attainable for students. With BatterUp, the game begins by pitching the lower level math “fact sets,” starting at the 1s and 2s, and then moves up as the player answers each of those facts within a specific time frame. Each “fact set” has its specified time limit for answers to be received, which is represented by a “single, double, triple, or home run” base hit. Players must beat those specified times to be pitched higher level “fact sets,” keeping in mind that BatterUp pitches “fact sets” through the 12s. 

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In case you missed it! This past March 11th was #MyFreedomDay. We shared a post with you that you may like to use for ideas useful for instruction in the classroom to touch on this topic. Did you do anything in your class for #MyFreedomDay ? We’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment below.

Overall Tournament Stats

Number of Students Participating
3,489

Number of Students Who Have Played At Least One Inning
1,925

Number of Innings Played
266,461

Number of States Participating
41

Number of Participating Countries
14

Batting Average Rankings by Grade and State

Week 4 State Phase Statistics and Rankings , Batter Up, National Math Bee, CompuSage

Batter Up!

DAYS LEFT IN THE STATE PHASE

Things to review...

*NOTE: The tournament tab DOES NOT filter the 10 full game rule at the end of the State Phase

*NOTE: NO EXCEPTIONS to the 10 game minimum rule. If your child is in first place on the tournament tab but didn’t complete the 10 full games, they will not be awarded the State Phase certificate! Weekly stats are sent out which include the game count for each math mode. CHECK THEM!

*NOTE:  On May 20th at midnight, the National Phase ends. All player stats will be downloaded and saved.

*NOTE:  On May 25th, all players who didn’t reach the 20 game minimum in any math mode will have their BA will be cleared so that the tournament tab shows the CORRECT ORDER for the finalists receiving certificates.

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