Math Competition Fall 2020
Save the Date!
Saturday, November 21, 2020
What is it about?
The InteGIRLS math competition is a team based event that will be hosted fully online through Zoom. Girls and non-binary individuals are allowed to create their own teams of 1 to 4 members. They also have the option to allow InteGIRLS Toronto to place them in teams through an auto-generating system.
All InteGIRLS Chapters in America will also be hosting their competition simultaneously with ours.
How can you join & What are the requirements?
All participants of the math competition must meet the following criteria:
Female or non binary student
Must be a current student:
Elementary School Division: grade 5 to 8 (can choose to move up to HS)
High School Division: grade 9 to 12
Must be living in Canada
Be in a team of 1 to 4 members
Official Start Time: 1:00 p.m. EST (Introductions will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST)
Details of the Competition!
The math competition itself will be split into three rounds:
The team rounds:
Teams will be able to work together to solve competition questions. The exact amount of questions there are in this round are still to be determined.
The relay rounds:
Questions in the relay round must be answered in the order they are presented. The previous questions’ answer will directly correlate to finding the answer of the next question. There will potentially be a minimum of 4 questions for this round, as each member of the team should be expected to answer one question.
The top three scoring teams will receive a prize!
Platform: Google Forms
Multiple choice, autograded
About the Platform Used...
Given the extenuating circumstances, the 2020 math competition must be held virtually online. The video call site, Zoom, is the chosen platform for all InteGIRLS chapters to use during this time.
All participants (high school and elementary division) will join one large zoom call on the day of the competition. Once the competition starts, participants will be divided into breakout rooms within the one Zoom call, a function that is available on Zoom. This allows participants more privacy to work through the questions as a team.
Participants are expected to follow social distancing protocols, so avoid meeting in person with your team members, unless you already live in the same household. Only one Google Forms should be handed in per group (one member with the Google Forms can screen share so the other members can follow along and answer questions).
To ensure that there is a minimal amount of cheating in the competition, volunteers will be used as proctors throughout the competition. They will be assigned a breakout room, and will monitor the group throughout the whole competition. Proctors will listen in on their discussions also well as monitor their screens to ensure that no one is using their personal devices to look up answers and cheat.
If there are not enough proctors to be placed per room, proctors will be given access to all break out rooms and will move from room to room in order to monitor the participants’ progress.
The Award Ceremony afterwards ~
Once the competition is over participants will once again join the main Zoom call for the award ceremony. All Google Forms must be handed in at this point and the individuals with the top 3 highest marks as teams will be recognized for their high achieving marks.
Prizes will be given out. (i.e. gift cards, cash rewards, etc.)
Potential Exciting Events Present...
Other InteGIRLS Chapters have discussed implementing the following events in their respective virtual math competitions:
They will have a segment AFTER the competition portion but BEFORE the award ceremony
We have university students who have already expressed interest in speaking for us