Planet Math Math+A+Thon
November 2019 - March 2020
Please note that this Planet Math event has been postponed due to COVID-19 regulations. For more information please contact us.
What is Math+A+Thon?
RG Kids and Planet Math have put their heads together to create a five-month-long event focusing on encouraging Math education. The goal is to visit all of Bermuda's primary and middle schools (28 total) and deliver an hour-long Math-directed event. These events will take place between November 2019 and March 2020.
How does it work?
Each school will select 12 students to participate. These 12 students will be divided into two teams of six. The teams of six will be comprised of two children from three different age groups, 5-7 years, 8-10 years, and 11-12 years.
The Math+A+Thon will be an hour-long special assembly where questions will be asked to each of the 12 children and points will be tallied by an Event Official. Please note, none of the children will "fail." In the case that a student has any difficulty answering a question, "Math Man" will come to the rescue and provide them with assistance. The goal is to ensure that the participating children and those in the audience are learning and feel supported.
Each of the 12 children will "win" and will receive a prize from the Event Organizers, which will be a collection of items from RG Kids, Planet Math, and supporting sponsors.
How does my school benefit?
RG Kids and Planet Math have created this event to encourage Mathematics while also helping special students that could benefit from additional tutoring. Each school that participates will receive a minimum of 8 sessions of private tutoring with a Planet Math tutor for FREE. Each school will determine the beneficiary and will contact Planet Math with the student's name and contact information. In addition, the winning students will be featured in the Spring publication of RG Kids (April 2020), which means if a child from your school wins, it will be great publicity for your institution.
Partners and Organizers
Curriculum Math Partner: Planet Math
Supporting Sponsor: RG Kids
Charitable Beneficiary: Impact Mentoring Academy