Sunrise Drive Mathathon is a great tradition that’s all about learning math and raising funds for Sunrise!
Through the Mathathon, tens of thousands of dollars has been raised for field trips, artists-in-residence, the Community Garden and dozens of other campus programs! Our families achieved this while our students had fun studying math – it’s been a true win/win for Sunrise and the students, so we’re doing it again this year!
Here’s how Mathathon works: the students get pledges from family and friends for either (a) each math problem answered correctly on a test they will take on March 13th, or (b) a flat amount.
Our online system lets you email and/or text potential donors!
We have set up a school site at PledgeStar.com. It is super easy to use, and your student can then email and/or text family and friends, and payments can be made online, so no collecting cash or chasing money after you’ve fronted it yourself. This website is set up so that anyone committing a per problem pledge will not have to pay until after the Mathathon is complete and the students’ scores have been recorded (flat pledges will be charged immediately). Please see the instruction sheet that went home with your child for more details.
- Now! – Collect pledges at PledgeStar.com/sunrisedrive
- Now! – Use the test from the packet for practice at home – the more practice the better!
- March 12 – All Per Problem Pledges must be received. Flat pledges can still be made after this date.
- March 13 – Test day – remember, math is fun! Volunteers needed!
- March 26 – All pledges must be completed online. Any moneypaid after this date will not be included in the calculation of prizes (though, of course, it will be accepted).
Did someone mention prizes???
- ALL participating students will receive a Sunrise Drive Sammy the Snake slow rise squishy! Raise $5 or $500, doesn’t matter, our goal is 100% participation.
- Based on the success from last year, we will have individual prizes for different fundraising levels, plus students will earn entries towards an awesome GRAND PRIZE! Check out our prize list (coming soon)!
- Two classrooms will be awarded FREE EEGEE certificates (or similar) as follows:
- Highest Participation and Most Money Raised!*
- Classroom that raises the most money will ALSO receive $100 to be spent as the teacher and class choose.
- The grade level that has the highest average score on the test will get to celebrate with a fun recess, complete with special activities.
- BONUS – if Sunrise collects $33,000 or more in pledges, the entire student body will get to celebrate together with a week full of fun games in P.E., and a “Crazy Dress-up and Hair Day”. That means that everyone will get to participate in the prize, so let’s make it happen and earn a whole lot of fun at Sunrise! In 2017 we raised over $31,000, so let’s try to beat it!
If you have any questions about the Mathathon feel free to contact Debbie Claggett (email). Most of all, we want the message to be that math can be fun! We appreciate your help in this on all our children’s behalf. If you would like to volunteer to help, please click the button below!
Debbie Claggett – a.k.a. Dr. Math
*If the same classroom qualifies for more than one of the EEGEE prizes, the second place classroom will be awarded. For example, if one classroom achieves both the most money raised and the highest participation, the class will receive one EEGEE certificate for each student for the most money raised, and the second place classroom for highest participation will receive the EEGEE certificates for that achievement.