The Franklin Math Bowl is a competition held on a
Saturday in early November for middle school students. The
competition consists of an individual 25-question, multiple choice
test and a team problem solving test. The Bowl has four contests:
sixth grade, seventh grade, regular eighth grade, and eighth grade
algebra I. Both individual and school awards are given in each
contest, usually split between large and small school divisions if
sufficient numbers of students are registered. The Franklin Math
Bowl is co-sponsored by the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the
Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Within each contest, students are divided by
their coaches into teams of four. Each school may have one or two
teams per contest (6th, 7th, 8th, and algebra). A school may
register a total of ten students in each contest, with the last two
students considered alternates. The alternates may take the written
tests, but their scores will not be considered in determining
contest winners, and they do not take part in the team problem
For each contest, the problem solving portion
consists of three questions, worth 10 points each, for which the
team must write up their answer and a complete explanation of how
they arrived at it. The written (individual) tests is 25
multiple-choice questions. Correct answers are worth five points.
Students may choose to omit questions by drawing a line through the
entire set of answer choices; omitted questions receive one point.
Wrong answers are worth zero points. So the highest possible
written score is 125.
For more information, contact Dr. Daryl Stephens, director, at 423-439-6973 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|8:30 - 9:00am||Registration (usually Brown Hall Auditorium)|
|9:00 - 9:30am||Opening Remarks|
|9:30 - 10:30am||
Round 1 -- Rogers-Stout and Alexander
|10:30 - 11:00am||Break -- Alexander Hall|
|11:00 - 12:00pm||
7th & algebra written test
6th & 8th team problem solving test
|12:00 - 2:00pm||Lunch on your own (Grading concludes during this time)|
|2:00 - 2:30pm||Entertainment by University School students|
|2:30 - 3:00pm||Awards Assembly|
The 2010 Contest will be held Saturday,
We anticipate making T-shirts available for advance purchase this year.
Registration forms and further information should be available here soon.