2019 Festival Flagway Games and Flagway Tournament | National Math Festival
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2019 Festival Flagway Games and Flagway Tournament

Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10:00am - 4:00pm ET

Math with your sneakers on! Play a pickup game of Flagway, and cheer your favorite hometown team in the national Flagway Tournament. Meet Math Literacy Workers, students who train their peers (and you!) in the math skills to help everyone shine in this fun, exciting team sport.

The Young People’s Project’s 3rd Annual National Flagway™ Tournament will bring together middle school players and their coaches (high school mentors) from across the country, to compete in a friendly math competition. The Flagway™ Game combines speed, athleticism, and precision with the mastery of mathematics. Flagway™ has the same elements that most sports have: running, scoring points, teamwork, coaching, training, competition, collaboration, and fun. Because of this, people of all ages are naturally attracted to the game.

To be good at Flagway™ however also requires a mastery of mathematics. Our goal is that Flagway™ will target students who typically are not recognized for mathematical achievement and will provide a vehicle for them to shine in this arena! Check out a video of the 1st Annual Tournament, which took place at the National Math Festival in 2017. Come play the game… join the tournament as a spectator… or both!

This activity is generously supported by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Schedule of Activities

10:00am – 2:00pm: Flagway™ Game and Tabletop Activities

Everyone is invited to try the Flagway™ Game and related activities, hosted by high school student mentors and staff from The Young People’s Project.

2:00-4:00pm: 3rd Annual National Flagway™ Tournament

Join us to cheer on Flagway teams from around the U.S. as they compete in the national Flagway™ Tournament! Who will take home this year’s trophy?

10:00am – 4:00pm:  The Young People’s Project Make or Take Station

Stop by The Young People’s Project in Hall D and find out how you can get involved in the math literacy movement near you.

Hall D, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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The Young People’s Project (YPP)

The Young People’s Project (YPP) brings together middle school students and high school mentors to celebrate, encourage, and motivate mathematical learning. Our focus is around Math Literacy, Near-Peer Mentorship, and Social Justice. YPP trains high school students, and then employs them as Math Literacy Workers, to develop interactive games to improve their own math literacy... Learn more