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Math Tourney

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What is this site?

Math Tourney is an official mrnussbaum.com site that focuses on math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Teachers can register unlimited classes and students and set up friendly tournaments among their classes in any of the math skills above. Tournaments are completely customizable and teachers can control which skills and numbers (tables) are in play and how much time students have.
How do I register?
  1. Visit http://www.mathtourney.com
  2. Click on the “sign up” link at the top of the page
  3. Fill in the required forms and click “submit”. You will next be able to add students to your account.
  4. Log in with your new information. Please note the “I forgot my password” link is not currently working, so write password(s) down as I cannot retrieve them.
How do I add students?
  1. Log in
  2. Click the “add students” link at the top of the page.
  3. Give the student a user name and password (a good user name is something like “jordan12345″ rather than just “jordan.”) Click submit. Repeat until all of your students are registered. Assign unique user names for each student. If registration fails for a particular student, it is probably because the user name you chose has been taken. Try another user name.
How do I make a tournament?
  1. Click the “make tournament ” link on the top of the page
  2. Enter a unique name for the tournament. If the tournament name has been taken by another user, tournament creation will fail.
  3. Select the skill from “tournament type”
  4. Select the number(s) or table(s) to be reinforced in the tournament (numbers selected will be those included in the problems, not answers).
  5. Next, select the students to participate in the tournament.
  6. Select how long (in seconds) each student will have when participating in the tournament.
  7. Click “submit”
  8. The system will randomly pair students to compete against each other. To see the tournament matchups before participation, see “How can I review tournament progress” below.
  9. In tournaments with an odd number of participants, one student will receive a free pass. The program will randomly assign which student receives the free pass. This may occur in successive rounds where there are an odd number of students remaining.

 

How do kids play in a tournament?
  1. Students should log in with the user name and password you create for them. Please note the “I forgot my password” link is not currently working, so write password(s) down as I cannot retrieve them.
  2. Students should click “list tournaments”
  3. Next, click “play” next to the assigned tournament.
  4. When the flash card application appears, students should click “play.” Students can enter answers and press “enter” on their keyboard for the next problem.
How can I (or students) review tournament progress?
Log in and click “list tournaments.” Click “view” next to the tournament you wish to view. Click refresh on your browser to see real-time scores during the competitions. Below, teachers can view the details of completed tournaments.
What else can kids do?
  1. Kids can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division skills in the same manner they would in the tournament without participating in a tournament. They can set up practice sessions just like teachers set up tournaments by determining the skill to practice, the numbers included in the problems, and the time allotted. Students should click on the “practice skills” link at the top of the page.
  2. Students can review their performances in tournaments. When the assigned tournament is completed (and not until it is completed) students can see the number of correct and incorrect answers they achieved in the tournament of interest by clicking the “my statistics” link at the top of the page.
  3. Students who win a tournament are entered into the Math Tourney Hall-of-Fame. Students should click on the “Hall of Fame” link at the top of the page to view members.

What system and software do I need?
Computers MUST be equipped with Internet Explorer 7 or higher (six will not work), or later versions of Safari, Firefox, or Google Chrome. No software needed. Recommended screen resolution is at least 1024 x 780
Are there any known bugs?

Yes. In certain circumstances (in school districts that use proxys to connect to the internet,) the site does no perform correctly. The log in/log out feature seems to be compromised as such systems cache the last viewed page (especially on internet explorer) and users might not be able to play in tournaments or view their accounts. Refreshing the page once a user logs in seems to correct this problem on browsers other than internet explorer. Fortunately, this seems to be a rather isolated problem and I am working hard to fix this.

Sometimes, the flash cards do not load. Simply refresh the page or log out and back in.