Coach D Mathematics Olympics
Math Olympics is a game that will be played from time to time in Coach D’s
math class. It may be played for individual days over a several week
period. Each “game” will be played for a minimum of 5 class periods and
there will be at most 3 “games” during each marking period.
At the end of each “game”, the team to earn the most points will be awarded
• GOLD MEDAL: 3 POINTS to the FINAL semester GRADE of each member of the team.
• The next most Olympic Rings will be awarded the SILVER MEDAL: 2 POINTS to
the FINAL semester GRADE of each member of the team.
• Third place (except for small class sizes) will be awarded the BRONZE MEDAL:
1 POINT to the FINAL semester GRADE of each member of the team
How can each team accumulate points? Your team can accumulate points based
on academic or behavioral “events”. Some of the points will be awarded to
the team that:
· Finishes something first,
· Finishes within a certain timeframe
· Completes the item successfully
· Helps contribute to the class discussion by either reading what is on the
board or answering math specific question.
Anyone caught SKIPPING a class during the marking period will be INELIGIBLE
for any extra credit points!
Sometimes everyone on the team will have to demonstrate the item. Sometimes
only one member of the team will have to demonstrate the item.
Can points be taken away from my team? Yes. When individual or team
behavior is of an extreme, your team may lose points.
Examples of Math Olympic Events include:
Successful written JUST DO IT
Showing work for a particular homework problem assigned the night before
directly from notebook
Successful homework problems written and explained on whiteboard
Volunteering to go to whiteboard
Successful written answers to Classroom Examples
Successful written answers to handouts
Successful answers to questions posed in class
Successful written answers, including showing work
Successful written Offensive Drills
Class on Time
Notebooks out on desk and ready
Homework out on desk and ready
Sitting in seat
Volunteering to pass out weekly objectives/homework
No Shout Outs
Calculator on desk
Individuals in “Hand Up/Mouth Closed” mode
NOT helping others who are specifically called on
Being prepared (No missing pencil, notebook, calculator…)
NOT Talking During Lecture part of Lesson
NO food or beverages other than water in class
NOT cheating for Olympic points
Written suggestions for improving the game
Any suggestions for improvement of the rules of this game should be
submitted in writing with specific suggestions on how to improve what is
perceived as a problem.