A Fun Way to Learn Math and Strategy

Math Pentathlon

The Math Pentathlon program is a set of games and supporting activities that are designed to help kids enjoy math and think strategically. The nationally recognized STEM curriculum focuses on conceptual understanding and the integration of spatial, computational and logical reasoning.

Math Pentathlon at AHB Community School

An After School Club and Classroom Tool

At AHB, Math Pentathlon emphasizes discovering new strategies, communicating them with your team, exhibiting good sportsmanship and having fun!

Our weekly club teaches the rules of the games and problem solving strategies and allow plenty of time for students to play these fun and challenging games together.

Teachers also incorporate Math Pentathlon games into classroom curriculum.

Students participating in the club will be prepared to attend the optional Regional Math Pentathlon Tournaments that happen each spring.

Girl smiles as she plays math pentathlon game at progressive micro school.

Benefits of Math Pentathlon

How does the Mathematics Pentathlon program help my child?

  • Subtracts boredom and adds excitement to learning math
  • Benefits student achievement
  • Turns kids on to problem solving & critical reasoning skills
  • Develops creative thinking
  • Reinforces basic concepts & skills
  • Aligns with STEM and State & National Standards

Why are games a good way to learn and enjoy math?

Read this article on Alt Ed Austin: Learning (and loving) math through games

Part time private school student writes math problem on dry erase board.

Math is More Than Memorization

As a progressive micro school, our small classes and flexible program allow students to play math games, discuss problems, and use manipulatives in a way that develops a strong number sense. When students understand fundamental concepts, they can use critical thinking and creativity to comprehend more challenging ideas. As a result, our middle schoolers typically attain high school credit for algebra and many, geometry.