Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Equations Worksheets

Equations worksheets are linked on the right. There is a packet for Elementary players (6th graders) and one for Middle players (7th and 8th grade). We will not be printing out the worksheets this year, so it is up to each student to print them out on their own. Worksheets are due before Thanksgiving break. For every page completed, students will get one point added to their Friday tournament score, regardless of the number of problems they get correct. The idea is to reward effort. Students are encourage to bring their worksheet packet with them to all practices, as we will often have times when they can work on them with other students. 6th and 7th grade students can get a maximum of 20 points from the worksheets, while 8th grade students can get points for the worksheets that deal with variations that are new this year (exponent, AB+, number of factors, percent, decimal point)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Saturday Tournament Results

Over the weekend we had our second tournament at Huron High School. 52 students competed for Clague against 250 students from other schools in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Jackson and Lincoln. The team finished first in Top Five (100 out of a possible 100) and first in average (16.35 per student, 20 is perfect), a point and a half over second place.

Top scorers (18 points or higher) for the team included: Lorna B., Yuxuan C., Luke C., Andrew G., Simon K., Justin K., Rohan K., Natsume O., Conrad P., Kathy P.,Shwetha R., Orion S., Matthew S., Hannah S., Michael V., Richard W., Topher W., Anthony W., Chelsea Y., Victor Z., Boyu Z., and Sherry Z.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the tournament.Our next saturday tournament will be November 21st at Bates Academy in Detroit.

Students need to attend at least three saturday tournaments to be eligible for the State tournament in March.

Friday Tournament results, Oct 23

Please note that the No Names finally have a name. They are now known as the Last Good Team Name.

Team results from Friday's tournament:
The Betterers - 74 points, 4.35 average
Stupid x Stupid - 64 total points, 4.27 average
Last Good Team Name - 65 points, 4.06 average
Oompa Loompa - 45 points, 3.46 average

Overall Standings:
Last Good Team Name - 362 points, 22.42 average
Stupid x Stupid - 287 total points, 19.78 average
The Betterers - 315 points, 19.62 average
Oompa Loompas - 271 points, 19.49 average

Top players:
Topher 31 points
Orion 28
Michael V. 28
Sussane 27
Matthew 26
Luke 26
Renee 26
Kevin 25
Shwetha 25
Ann 25
Anthony 25

Monday, October 12, 2009

Equations Challenge Match

In a challenge match, the students work with their Friday tournament teams for the first half of practice. In second half, all of the students, except the captains, are matched up into games against students from the other teams. The captains are allowed to float around from game to game and help their teammates. At the end of the night, the team with the highest average over all its players wins the match, and every player on that team receives a 6.
Tonight was our Equations Challenge Match. The averages were as follows:

No Names 4.25
Oompa Loompas 4.00
Stupid x Stupid 3.91
The Betterers 3.86

So each member of the No Names who was present received a six added to their Friday tournament score. Oompa Loompa and Stupid x Stupid players all got 4, the Betterers 2.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Results, 10/9

Team results from Friday's tournament:
The Betterers - 72 points, 4.50 average
No Names - 75 points, 4.41 average
Stupid x Stupid - 52 total points, 4.00 average
Oompa Loompa - 41 points, 4.10 average

Overall Standings:
The Betterers - 150 points, 9.70 average
No Names - 150 points, 9.10 average
Oompa Loompas - 116 points, 9.10 average
Stupid x Stupid - 115 total points, 8.50 average

Top players:
Topher 13 points
Dan G. 13
Matthew 12
Orion 12
Kevin 12
Kathy 12
Shwetha 12
Renee 12
Susanne 11
Anthony 11
Theodore 11
Taryn 11