2021 International Math Bee

2021 International Math Bee

⚾ The International Math Bee is offering two separate competitions in 2021! 🐝

Registration is ongoing for both the IMBT and IMBIC. It’s not too late to get your students started! Kids can join in at any level of the competition. Batter Up is a tool to help students master their fact fluency and the IMB is a great tool for teachers to use to document their students’ progress.
Important Note: Students can only participate in one of the two IMB competitions. 

1️⃣ The IMB TOURNAMENT (IMBT)

The International Math Bee tournament is a TEAM-BASED competition. Schools register their classrooms and group students into teams of 3-5 participants. Teams compete for the highest batting average from the classroom level through the international level.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

IMB is a SCHOOL-WIDE tournament! It is 100% online and 100% FREE for the entire school. The tournament consists of five different play levels: Classroom, School-wide, State, National, and International.

The IMB is powered by BatterUp, a research-based PC math game developed by an actual classroom teacher and initially used in a classroom setting. BatterUp is baseball-themed ⚾, with scores and rankings based on both the speed and accuracy of responses.

Students choose which math mode they want to compete in ➕➖ for 1st and 2nd grade and ➕➖✖➗ for 1st-6th grade. Math facts between 1 and 💯 are pitched to the player. As players answer the facts accurately at a faster pace, they will move up through four different leagues and be pitched more difficult math facts. Individual stats are averaged into their team batting average after each full 9-inning game of Batter Up. 

⚾ Leagues: Little League, Minor League, Major League, Hall of Fame.

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WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

All elementary schools and their students in the USA and around the world have the option to participate. Parents can also form teams of students not already registered with their school. 

Teachers register and add their entire classroom to their teacher platform. Once the students accounts are created in the teacher platform, teachers form teams and add 3-5 students to each team. 

We certainly do not want to discriminate against any child whose school or home-school group doesn’t wish to participate in the TEAM-BASED tournament . Quite the opposite, we encourage home-school parents and parents with students wanting to join the team-based tournament without their schools to do so by forming a small team of 3-5 students from the same grade! 

If forming a team is impossible, your child can join the IMBIC. 👉🏼

2️⃣The IMB INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION (IMBIC)

This is a separate competition for students unable to form a team! The Individual Competition runs on the same schedule as the IMB Tournament. Individuals will play Batter Up for the highest individual batting average and will be ranked against other individuals not assigned to a team.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

IMBIC is an Individual Student Competition! It is 100% online and 100% FREE for all individuals. The competition consists of five different play levels: Classroom, School-wide, State, National, and International.

The IMB is powered by BatterUp, a research-based PC math game developed by an actual classroom teacher and initially used in a classroom setting. BatterUp is baseball-themed ⚾, with scores and rankings based on both the speed and accuracy of responses.

Students choose which math mode they want to compete in ➕➖ for 1st and 2nd grade and ➕➖✖➗ for 1st-6th grade.  Math facts between 1 and 💯 are pitched to the player. As players answer the facts accurately at a faster pace, they will move up through four different leagues and be pitched more difficult math facts. The student’s individual batting average is updated after each 9-inning game.                                            

⚾ Leagues: Little League, Minor League, Major League, Hall of Fame.

Try BatterUp Demo Today 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

All elementary school students in grades 1-6 in the USA and around the world have the option to participate in the individual competition. 

Parents register for the IMBIC  on the same registration form as teachers do. You follow all the same steps to set up your account. Type in your zip code. Choose your child’s school (even though they aren’t participating with the school) to ensure that your child competes against any other individual from that same school who decides to sign up. Fill in all the fields and set up your parent/teacher account. Once in your account there are instructions on adding a classroom and then adding students to the classroom. You do not need to create a team for the IMBIC as your child/children are participating in the Individual Competition.

 

Teachers and parents register in the same place, the same way.

🗓Phases and Dates 🗓

TEAM-BASED TOURNAMENT  

1️⃣ Jan 4, 2021 – Feb 6
Classroom phase: teams from within the same classroom compete against one another.

2️⃣Feb 7 – Mar 6
School phase: teams from within the same school compete against one another.

3️⃣ Mar 7 – Mar 27
State phase: teams across their state compete against one another.

4️⃣ Mar 28 – Apr 10
National phase: teams from across the USA/country compete against one another.

5️⃣May 10 – May 14
International phase: teams from across the globe compete against one another.

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION  

1️⃣Jan 4 – Mar 6
School phase: students from within the same school compete against one another.

2️⃣Mar 7 – Mar 27
State phase: students across their state compete against one another.

3️⃣ Mar 28 – Apr 10
National phase: students from across the USA/country compete against one another.

4️⃣May 10 – May 14
International phase: students from across the globe compete against one another.

 

QUESTIONS? 📧 Email Buzz Bee at buzz@internationalmathbee.org.

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