Math Pentathlon Sign Up

What is Math Pentathlon? It is a non-competitive after school program where students play games that reinforce math concepts. It is fun, stimulating, and educational. The seven-week program culminates with a Game Day March 4th at Dorseyville Middle School where participants play the games against students from the other elementary schools in the Fox Chapel Area School District. Each participant will receive a Math Pentathlon t-shirt and a medal for participating in the program.

Math Pentathlon is held on Thursdays at Kerr at the end of the school day. Students are dismissed by division to a game room for a snack & drink (included in the program fee) before learning and playing their respective games. Each division learns and plays three different games. The students play each game for two weeks then have one week for review of all three games before game day. Each division is dismissed at 5:00pm.

Division I - Kindergarten and 1st Grades, led by parent volunteer Monica Gay
Games are: Hex-a-Gone, Kings & Quads, Shape Up
Division II – 2nd and 3rd Grades, led by parent volunteers Kelly Cannon & Sarah Jacobs
Games are: FIAR, Ram Rod, Sum Dominoes
Division III – 4th and 5th Grades, led by parent volunteer Margaret Haas
Games are: Juggle, Queens & Guards, Stars & Bars

The dates of the 2017 program are:
• January 19 & 26: game #1
• February 2 & 9: game #2
• February 16 & 23: game #3
• March 2: review of all 3 games
• Saturday, March 4: Game Day at Dorseyville Middle School (details will follow registration)

Parent volunteers are needed in all three divisions to learn the games and help the children play them as well as for Game Day. This is volunteer-run program and parental support is vital to its success. As per Fox Chapel Area School District policy, clearances are required for all parent volunteers.


Go to to register and pay for the program, then follow the link for the Google form that is provided to submit the additional required information. No registration will be complete until it is both paid for and the registration information form filled out in its entirety. Registration will open Thursday, January 5, 2017 and close Thursday, January 12, 2017. Space is limited, so register early; late registrations will not be accepted. The cost of the program is $35 per student. A limited number of scholarships are available for PTA-sponsored activities, including Math Pentathlon. Please call or email for scholarship information prior to registering your student.

Note: Kerr PTA-sponsored ASK programming will run concurrent with Math Pentathlon from the last week of January through the first week of March; no ASK classes are held on Thursdays. ASK class information and registration links will be distributed shortly.

Call or email Maureen Lynch, Kerr Math Pentathlon Coordinator, with any questions:
(412) 963-8001 Home, (412) 736-0211 Mobile, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.