National Math Bee

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2020 Tournament Dates

School Phase

01/13/2020 - 02/29/2020

State Phase

03/01/2020 - 04/30/2020

National Phase

05/01/2020 - 05/20/2020

What is the National Math Bee?

The National Math Bee's math game Batter Up is a fun, exciting and extremely effective tool to help elementary students achieve extraordinary levels of speed and accuracy with their math skills. The online math tournament is directed at students in first through sixth grade whom can compete in any or all of the four basic math categories, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In its first year over 6200 participants from 17 states competed in the National Math Bee tournament. The tournament starts with two different levels of play: School, and State, which then lead into the final event, the National Math Bee Championship. The Championship was previously held each year at the McWane Science Center, a three story interactive science museum, which, like the National Math Bee, incorporates learning with fun. With your continued support, it’s our hope to bring back the onsite final tournament in the future.

The National Math Bee has been correlated to both state and national academic standards including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, No Child Left Behind and others. Developers from CompuSage, inc., along with the National Math Bee team, have combined eLearning technology with children's natural desire to play and compete in a way to effectively hone math skills. Participants compete online to develop skills and engage with concepts and skills. Our game was developed based highly on the Cognitive Load Theory which has driven a great deal of research to discover the capacities of memory and brain function. The research provides strong evidence that memorizing basic facts (like in math) can have a significantly positive impact on more complex, higher level performance. The better the memorization...the easier math will be later in life, at higher levels. We've seen it with thousands of kids! Many who are now PhDs!

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Compusage and BatterUp


The National Math Bee is powered by BatterUp, a research based math game developed by an actual classroom teacher. The software is the PC based network version of a board game originally used in a classroom setting. In fact, its network design has received national honors from the Network Professional Association for most innovative networking implementation. BatterUp is baseball themed with scores and rankings based on both the speed and accuracy of responses. It is simple sign your students up and to get them playing in no time. It is teacher friendly, classroom proven, and supports a broad range of ability levels from grades 1-6. It can be played individually, or in a group setting. It records, tracks and analyzes student achievements. Leading teams and schools in all categories will be continually updated on the website under the tournament tab. Sign up your school today and get on the ball with your team scores!

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The National Math Bee is the first of its kind to offer this unique online learning experience to grades 1-6. In scientific research it has been shown without exception, that every student group who used the software demonstrated a significant increase in their math skills. The bottom line is, the National Math Bee works. But don't just take out word for it.

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Our FREE learning community often provides helpful tips and contacts with other schools and parents via the Social Media sites. It's a great way to share 'best practices' with other parents and educators, consult with one another and keep up-to-date as new features emerge throughout this school year.

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