a team of students working together to play a game of questions and answers on topics of human knowledge including history, literature, math, social studies, science, sports, and pop culture
Academic Team participants benefit from exposure to a broad range of school and cultural subjects, increased memorization andstudy skills, and an improved ability to cooperate and work in teams.The practices and competitions give students the opportunity to be rewarded for academic excellence.The academic team gives students the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of their families and classmates. This is a fantastic way to boost confidence!
The game is played with a lockout buzzer system between two teams;four players from each are competing at a time; however, a school’s team may have as many as eight players on the roster.
A moderator reads questions to the teams, whose players endeavor to buzz in first with the correct answer, scoringpointsfor their team. Eachgame, or round, consists of four quarters- grade 5 games each have 10 questions per quarter and grade 6 (Upper Elementary League or UEL) quarters consist of eight questions.
Grade 5 teams play two tournaments per season, an Alpha and a Beta. UEL teams play in three tournaments: District, Regional, and either Area (for the top tier teams from regional and district meets), or the Phoenix Tournament . With all Bixby intermediate schools fielding 5th and 6th grade teams, we plan to incorporate some scrimmages between sites.
Each intermediate school will be sponsoring an academic team.Any 5th or 6th grade student that is willing to study hard and is able to attend the meets is eligible to participate.Those participating must attend every practice and each tournament.
Practices are minimal since students are expected to study on their own time. Each member will receive a study packet that will consists of various resources including questions from previous meets. Bixby students who enjoy this endeavor have the opportunity to compete on an academic team in middle school and high school.Many colleges also possess competitive academic teams.
If interested, contact the TAG teacher at your site!