What is a Virtual Tournament?

Virtual Tournaments are online tournaments held in a WebEx Virtual room with our host. We require participants to log in to WebEx to see the questions, and they must also log in to an additional live scoring site to enter their answers. It is important that they have speakers to hear the host, and a webcam for us to see them. Audio can be from the computer or through phone if your computer microphone is not working. The students are introduced to a gameboard with mathematical topics and they select the topic when their team answers the question correctly first. The game goes on for 1 hour and the teams receive points based on how quickly they get the answer correct. Each problem must be solved in 3 min or less. We host quarterly Virtual Tournaments that you may register for on our Virtual Tournament page-these are open to teams around the nation. We also host virtual tournaments for state championship events, schools or districts. We also do an invitational National Championship virtual tournament for all our onsite tournament and virtual tournament winners so that they can compete against teams from around the nation.

How do we prepare?

You may download a copy of our sample test from the Onsite-Tournament page to get a feel for what type of questions will be used. Try to solve the problems in less than 3 minutes.

For more practice matherials, you may order our Tournament Test books in the store, or our Online Competition Books Vol 1-3.   Please remember these are live events, not tests, but these test books will give you a feel for the type of questions you will see. 

How do I register for a Virtual Tournament?

Please check the event list out on our Virtual Tournament page to register for an event. There will be a registration link by the event in the list. The cost is $50 per team. Teams are made up of 5 or less members. You may register multiple teams at each grade level.

To schedule a school or district Virtual Tournament, please email info@perennialmath.com or call 1-888-835-2366 to set up a time for your personal event. We will schedule your event and also a pre-conference site check.

If you are a winner of one of our On-site tournaments, you will be emailed an invitation to our National Virtual Tournament faceoff. You may register for the National Championship Virtual Faceoff on our NationalChampionships or Onsite-Tournaments page. These take place in May. 

 

What is the cost of a Virtual Tournament?

Virtual Tournaments that we host each quarter are listed on our Virtual Tournament page- the cost is $50 per team (5 or less members per team). You may use credit card or pay pal to purchase- schools may select invoice or purchase order to purchase if needed.

The price to attend our National Championships Virtual Tournament in May for Onsite-Tournament Winners is $100 per team competition and $25 for individual competition. Your name or team name will be in the dropdown menu on the registration site. Registration for the National Championships under the Tournaments dropdown menu-select National Championships.  Parents be sure to check with your school to see if the school is registering your child- all login codes will be sent to the email that is listed on registration. We caution agains HOTMAIL and YAHOO email addresses-they usually send emails to spam. 

How do we set up for the Virtual Tournament?

 Log in  Instructions will be emailed to the sponsor. You will login on Webex.com and enter the event number. From there you will enter the team name and spsonsor email address . After that you simply hit call with computer to get the audio working. Once students are logged in they learn how to mute their microphone. It is very important that they keep the mic muted as other competitors are coming in the chat area. If your computer microphone is not working, you may call in with a phone to communicate with the host. Click here to see a video on how to log in. 

The second login is to our live.perennialmath.com website to enter your answers.  Each team is emailed a login code. 

To test out your WebEx equipment prior to tournament- go to https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html  They have trained people to help you troubleshoot prior to the event.

Special NOTES:  You should only have WebEx open on one computer in a room or you will receive AUDIO feedback.  Most sponsors display the WebEx Tournament on projected screen if they have multiple teams competiting. The teams are set up at separate tables with their own computer to enter their answers but they all view the WebEx portion on the big screen.

What are the Awards for the Virtual Tournament?

Sponsors are emailed pdf and PowerPoint certificate files that can be printed for all participants, also 1st, 2nd and 3rd place certificates. For Onsite district Virtual Tournaments, we ship dogtags, banners, and awards for the event that are arranged with the district coordinator.

May National Champions Virtual Winners receive a trophy and recognition on our Tournament Page and Social Media. 

Virtual Challenge winners will be shipped a Champion banner.