Dear parents and teachers,
How drastically and quickly things can change for us. As we all are faced with uncertainties, the NMB community is here to support you however we can! We will make it through these touch times and we will eventually be stronger for it.
Lay low and stay safe!
Here we go! BatterUp!
Week 3 State Phase Statistics and Rankings are in!
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.
Overall Tournament Stats
Number of Students Participating
Number of Students Who Have Played At Least One Inning
Number of Innings Played
Number of States Participating
Number of Participating Countries
Batting Average Rankings by Grade and State
Things to remember…
*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. 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.