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2021 Tournament Schedule

Classroom Phase

Jan 4 - Feb 6

Compete against other teams in your classroom.

BatterUp Tournament

Demo BatterUp

School Phase

Feb 7 - Mar 6

Teams compete with other classrooms within your school.

BatterUp Tournament

Demo BatterUp

State Phase

Mar 7 - Mar 27

Top teams from within each school compete with other top teams in the state.

BatterUp Tournament

Demo BatterUp

National Tournament

Mar 28 - Apr 10

The top teams from each state move on to compete with top teams in the nation.

BatterUp Tournament

Demo BatterUp

International Tournament

May 10 - May 14

The top teams from each participating country move on to compete in the International Math Bee Tournament

BatterUp Tournament

Demo BatterUp

The FREE International Math Bee (IMB) is available to all schools in many countries!!!

    Correlated to the New Academic Standards (USA) for 1st - 6th grades.
  • During 2020, the platform was fully revamped to address today’s more challenging standards for elementary school children.
  • Brand new tracking and reporting systems have been installed so educators may closely monitor and assess each student’s progress.
  • The new Team technologies capture not only individual but group performance features.

    • Research-based and Classroom Proven
  • The first study was finished in 2004 as part of a doctoral dissertation.
  • Urban, suburban and rural schools with grades 1- 6 were included.
  • Overwhelmingly, statistically significant improvement occurred with every group of students within the study.
  • View or download The Complete Research Study

  • Since that first study, thousands of students in classrooms have excelled in math by using this game.

    • FREE to use for your school.
  • The basic version is available free of charge to all schools worldwide.
  • An unlimited number of classrooms and students may participate in the online tournament at no cost.
  • Additional enhancements are available as schools enlist sponsors and donors.

    • No-effort fund-raising for your school.
  • Private donors can just click on the website and donate their tax-deductible donations.
  • Donations will go directly to your school account with no records for the school to maintain.
  • Also, business sponsors in your neighborhood (the USA only) will be contacted by the IMB.
  • Schools that are already enrolled may get sponsor requests from local businesses through the IMB website.
  • Schools may accept or decline the sponsorship, based on their local school policy.

    • Don’t miss out!! Get signed up today.
  • GET ON THE BALL TODAY with the FREE version of BatterUp and the IMB
  • You may even want to solicit your own donors and sponsors for the enhancement upgrades.
  • Enhancement upgrades include things like added reporting, more scoreboards, additional certificates, and extra surprises to be introduced during the tournament year.

    • Widely used and growing quickly
  • 42 US States
  • 14 foreign countries
  • Tens of thousands of student participants

  • Since 2006, The National Math Bee has provided free play, practice & learning to thousands of elementary school students!

      This year (2021) IMB is officially going international!!
  • After 14 years of National Math Bee fun, we've taken it to another level. The International Math Bee (IMB) is here!
  • International students have joined in on the US National Math Bee from over 14 additional countries in previous years.
  • This year we have added a fifth and final round dedicated to teams competing on an international basis

    • How does it work for the students in the classroom?
  • Teachers set up teams of 3-5 students
  • Students from each team log into their individual accounts and play games of Batter Up.
  • Team batting averages are calculated based on the combined data of each individual player on the team
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    • An integrated learning platform
  • Batter Up is the computerized version of a cardboard game designed to help students practice their math facts.
  • Hosted on our integrated learning platform, Batter Up is an excellent tool for primary students and has proven, without a doubt, to help students with speed and accuracy.
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  • The teacher area is an integral part of the platform where teachers can manage their students, teams, and track students’ progress.

    • A cost-free resource for schools!
  • Schools can access the basic version of Batter Up free of charge….
  • With no limit to the number of students who can participate.
  • Schools can access enhanced features and options by obtaining donations and sponsorships.
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    • Don't miss out on the Math Bee fun!
  • Register your classroom and students today!
  • Access Batter Up try-outs as soon as October 1st
  • Get a head start to fill your school’s account with donations in order to access additional reports, certificates, and more during this 2021 tournament season.

  • For 2021, the National Math Bee has kicked it up a notch – It’s the International Math Bee (IMB)! Don’t wait to let your students get in on the fun way to learn math!

      What have you heard about the International Math Bee IMB?
  • Did you know that it's Research-based,
  • Free to schools,
  • Has proven extraordinary historical math improvements among users,
  • And it's fun learning!

    • Elementary-aged children are likely to learn more if they think it is play.
  • Great educators have always used games to make learning more intuitive and fun.
  • We are helping educators all over the world bring that kind of excellence to their students
  • Creating team play also increases students’ ability to work with others
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    • Individual achievement develops confidence
  • The right kind of team play can help students develop individually.
  • With encouragement from teammates, extra determination to succeed is generated.
  • Other students can sometimes help students better than a teacher when they are on the same team.
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    • Team Play has been fully reinstated in the IMB
  • Team play develops character and excellence
  • Helping others and looking out for others on your team.
  • Wanting and doing what will be best for others on your team.
  • Promoting comradery and encouragement among team members.

    • Playing with other students from around the world can help:
  • Students to learn country names
  • Identify schools in other countries
  • Develop a sense of world community
  • Foster curiosity about other cultures

    • Support needed to make it available; emotional, instructional and financial
  • In today’s world, kids need a lot of the right kind of support.
  • Emotional and instructional support from their teachers, parents and classmates.
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  • Financial support from the community to make success attainable.

  • Unlimited numbers of students may play - - FREE during the whole tournament!!!

      Schools can sign up as many classrooms and students as they want
  • Elementary schools should sign up all classes in grades 1 through 6
  • There is no registration limit on the number of students from any school
  • Teachers must group their students into teams of 3 to 5

    • No student registration costs
  • Students are not charged for any playtime or participation
  • Parents are not charged for their student to participate
  • Teachers/schools incur no cost for full participation in the basic platform
  • Schools may access many significant enhancements by enlisting donors and sponsors

    • Four and a half months of math practice and tournament fun!
  • The IMB begins on January 4th and runs through May 14th
  • There are five phases: Classroom, School, State, National, and International.
  • Teams are ranked on the tournament tab in real-time!

    • Batter Up! Don't miss out on the IMB fun!
  • The sign-up process is more straightforward than ever!
  • Teachers register themselves and add their classrooms and students through a simple bulk upload.
  • It only takes a few minutes to get your students in on the IMB fun!

  • THE ORIGINAL Computer Math Baseball Game

      The original Batter Up math game was created in 1982
  • The first version was a cardboard game developed by a student teacher for a 5th-grade classroom.
  • The objective of the baseball-themed math game was to improve the speed and accuracy of basic math facts.
  • The second version was developed for the computer during the 1980’s
  • Copyrighted in 1992, the computer DOS version was shared in many classrooms
  • Bulletin boards on the “pre-Internet” were used to distribute via shareware and freeware.

    • From 2000 to 2005:
  • The development of the Windows version of Batter Up began in 2000.
  • It included four math modes: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • The Windows version was uploaded to a web server in 2003 to conduct the research study>
  • The participants in the study (teachers and students) requested to use it again in 2004
  • In 2005 the Batter Up Tournament was shared in several states across the USA.

    • The Start of the National Math Bee
  • In 2006 the non-profit National Math Bee was established
  • It used the tested and proven Batter Up Tournament structure
  • The National Math Bee platform was now available to all 50 US states
  • And has continued to serve the USA until 2020.
  • In the later years of the tournament, students from different countries began to participate.

    • The International Math Bee (IMB) is another major revision to this math-based baseball game
  • Team play has been enhanced within the platform
  • All programming has been rewritten to leverage current technology
  • The game standards of play have been upgraded to include math facts through 100.
  • Of course, now classrooms and students from all over the world may participate.

  • Watch your class math scores soar on standardized tests next spring

  • Our 2003-2004 study included urban, suburban, and rural schools, including grades 1- 6.
  • Overwhelmingly, statistically significant improvement occurred with every group of students within the study.
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  • View or download The Complete Research Study
  • Since that first study, thousands of students in classrooms have excelled in math by using this game.

    • Updated to today's academic standards!
  • During 2020, an overhaul to the platform addressed today’s more challenging standards for elementary school children.
  • Brand new tracking and reporting systems have been installed so educators may closely monitor and assess each student’s progress.
  • The new Team technologies capture not only individual but group performance features.

    • The Teachers Platform
  • Download basic reports to track your students’ improvement
  • Enhanced reports for further progress tracking, certificates, and more are available with your sponsors’ and donors’ help.
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  • No-effort fundraising for your school is implemented when sponsors and donors enlist.
  • Teachers set up the teams (of 3 to 5 students) for their classrooms.

  • Other schools across the USA and many countries are already signed up!

      Don’t miss out on the International Math Bee (IMB)
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  • The Pre-season Tryouts begin October 1st
  • You will be able to register students and set up your students’ teams.
  • Let the students practice the game
  • Teachers can get practice with reporting and monitoring features.
  • Watch math performance go up even before the tournament
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    • The first tournament phase begins on January 4th!
  • Start thinking about your official tournament teams
  • The holiday season will come and go quickly
  • Time is running out! Get signed up today!

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