The third HIGHFOUR ON-SITE COMPETITIONS will be held at two locations. Select the location in which you are interested:

Host School: The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

Address: 555 Lian Min lu, Xujing town, Qingpu district, Shanghai, China, 201702 (Google Map) (Baidu Map)

Dates: April 12-13, 2019

Categories: Category B (Grades 6-8) and Category C (Grades 9-10)

Subjects: Mathematics, General Sciences

Practice: Schools may use the practice module to prepare for the competition. Teachers whose schools have signed up may also access past competition questions and answers/explanations within their accounts.

Teams:

  • Each school is required to send a minimum of two teams (one team of 4 students in each category, i.e. a total of 8 students) and maximum of 4 teams (two teams of 4 students in each category, i.e. a total of 16 students).
  • The number of teams brought by a school must be the same in each category (i.e. same number of teams in both Category B and Category C, either 1-1 or 2-2).

Fees: The registration cost of the two-day HighFour on-site Competitions is CNY 450 (or USD 66) per student participant. Schools are required to indicate whether they send the fees via wire transfer to EDSPARKS Bt. (wire transfer information is available here) or pay cash on the morning of April 12. Please note that official invoice is issued for wire transfer payments only but not for cash payments. As HighFour Competitions is provided by an EU company, it cannot issue Chinese fapiaos.

Transportation: Schools are responsible to arrange their own transportation to/from WISS.

Registration: In order to register for this event, please click on the link below to complete your registrations by no later than Friday, March 1, 2019. Please note that late registrations cannot be accepted after this date to make sure there is enough time to finalize preparations and get everything ready on time.



The tentative program of the event is shown below. Please note that times and locations may slightly change in the coming weeks. The finalized program will be posted here and will be shared with all registered participants.


Day 1 (April 12, 2019)

9:00 – 9:15

Registration and Introduction

9:15 – 9:45

Mixed Team Warm-up Trivia

9:45 – 10:15

Round 1: Mixed Team Bucket Challenge

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:15

Round 2: HighFour Mathematics Team round

11:15 – 11:45

Snack break

11:45 – 12:15

Round 3: The Lone Scientist round

12:15 – 13:30

Transportation to Math/Science Trail (packed lunch provided)

13:30 – 16:30

Round 4: Mixed Team Math/Science Trail round

16:30

Departure

Day 2 (April 13, 2019)

8:30 – 9:00

Orientation

9:00 – 9:45

Round 5: The Lone Mathematician round

9:45 – 10:00

Break

10:00 – 10:30

Round 6: Kahoot! round

10:30 – 11:00

Snack break

11:00 – 11:30

Round 7: HighFour General Sciences Team round

11:30 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 12:30

Round 8: HighFour Team Transporter round

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

Round 9: Mixed Team Designer Challenge round

14:30 – 15:00

Break

15:00 – 15:30

Award Ceremony

15:30

Departure



Further details of each round are shown below.


Day 1 (April 12, 2019)



Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location WISS Tiger Hall
Time 30 minutes
Round type
Mixed Team
Cat. B students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Mixed Team
Cat. C students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students solve a variety of multiple-choice questions in both Mathematics
and General Sciences to arrive at a final solution of the entire question set.
The winning team must have all parts of the puzzle
solved and must be able to provide the final answer.
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize.
No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location WISS Tiger Hall
Time 30 minutes
Round type
Mixed Team
Cat. B students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Mixed Team
Cat. C students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students solve a variety of multiple-choice and free response questions in both Mathematics and General Sciences. Question slips are placed in a bucket (i.e. container). The subject and the point value (ranging from 1 to 5) are shown on the question slips. After taking a question, the team can decide whether to attempt it or not. If they discard it, no points are gained/lost. If they attempt it, they may gain or lose the point value of the question. Each question may only be attempted once. Once an answer is turned in, the score is recorded (either as a positive or a negative score). There is no second attempt.
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics
Location WISS Tiger Hall
Time 45 minutes
Round Type
HighFour Team
Team of 4 students as registered
Use of Calculator Not allowed Required
Rules
Students are seated together with their HighFour Teams, as registered, to solve 30 free response questions, each of which is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost point. Answers must be given exactly as instructed.
Prize(s) Points earned in this round count towards the overall points earned in Mathematics. The top 4 students in each category are awarded medals and certificates.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) General Sciences
Location WISS Tiger Hall
Time 30 minutes
Round type
INDIVIDUAL round
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students are seated individually to solve 30 multiple-choice questions, each of which is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost point.
Prize(s) Points earned in this round count towards the overall points earned in General Sciences. The top 4 students in each category are awarded medals and certificates.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location TBD
Time approx. 3 hours
Round Type
Mixed Team
Cat. B students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Mixed Team
Cat. C students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Use of Calculator Not allowed Required
Rules
Students receive a packet that includes information about the trail and a mix of Mathematics and General Sciences questions related to their immediate surroundings in the park. Questions may have multiple parts and may require taking measurements and making sensible estimations. Each question (or part) is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost point. Answers must be given exactly as instructed or must fall within an acceptable range (if they require measurements or estimations).
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.

Day 2 (April 13, 2019)



Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics
Location WISS classrooms
Time 45 minutes
Round Type
INDIVIDUAL round
Use of Calculator Not allowed Required
Rules
Students are seated individually to solve 30 free response questions, each of which is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost points. Answers must be given exactly as instructed.
Prize(s) Points earned in this round count towards the overall points earned in Mathematics. The top 4 students in each category are awarded medals and certificates.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location WISS classrooms
Time 30 minutes
Round Type
INDIVIDUAL round
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
This rounds follows the rules of Kahoot! as described on their website.
Prize(s) The top 4 students in each of the two categories receive a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) General Sciences
Location WISS Tiger Hall
Time 30 minutes
Round Type
HighFour Team
Team of 4 students, as registered
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students are seated together with their HighFour Teams, as registered, to solve 30 multiple-choice questions, each of which is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost point.
Prize(s) oints earned in this round count towards the overall points earned in General Sciences. The top 4 students in each category are awarded medals and certificates.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location WISS Tiger Hall
Time 30 minutes
Round Type
HighFour Team
Team of 4 students, as registered
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Teams work together on a set of 20 questions in each subject, none of which are multiple-choice style. One person from each team is The Transporter, whose job is to run the aisles (full loop every time) to pick up questions from the front table from teachers and then return to their team. The Transporter has a maximum of three attempts at submitting an answer, although they may pass as well. Once the correct answer is submitted or The Transporter has submitted an answer for the third time or The Transporter decided to pass, a new question is given. Questions are worth 1 point each. No answer does not result in losing points.
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location WISS Tiger Hall
Time 30 minutes work + 30 minutes scoring
Round Type
Mixed Team
Cat. B students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Mixed Team
Cat. C students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students are given a set of tools and materials to design and complete the required task within the given 30 minutes. Judges will score the work according to a given set of criteria (rubric) to determine the winner.
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.

Host School: Dulwich College Beijing (DCB)

Address: 89 Capital Airport Road Shunyi District Beijing 101300 PRC (Google Map) (Baidu Map)

Dates: April 12-13, 2019

Categories: Category B (Grades 6-8) and Category C (Grades 9-10)

Subjects: Mathematics, General Sciences

Practice: Schools may use the practice module to prepare for the competition. Teachers whose schools have signed up may also access past competition questions and answers/explanations within their accounts.

Teams:

  • Each school is required to send a minimum of two teams (one team of 4 students in each category, i.e. a total of 8 students) and maximum of 4 teams (two teams of 4 students in each category, i.e. a total of 16 students).
  • The number of teams brought by a school must be the same in each category (i.e. same number of teams in both Category B and Category C, either 1-1 or 2-2).

Fees: The registration cost of the two-day HighFour on-site Competitions is CNY 450 (or USD 66) per student participant. Schools are required to indicate whether they send the fees via wire transfer to EDSPARKS Bt. (wire transfer information is available here) or pay cash on the morning of April 12. Please note that official invoice is issued for wire transfer payments only but not for cash payments. As HighFour Competitions is provided by an EU company, it cannot issue Chinese fapiaos.

Transportation: Schools are responsible to arrange their own transportation to/from DCB.

Registration: In order to register for this event, please click on the link below to complete your registrations by no later than Friday, March 1, 2019. Please note that late registrations cannot be accepted after this date to make sure there is enough time to finalize preparations and get everything ready on time.



The tentative program of the event is shown below. Please note that times and locations may slightly change in the coming weeks. The finalized program will be posted here and will be shared with all registered participants.


Day 1 (April 12, 2019)

9:00 – 9:15

Registration and Introduction

9:15 – 9:45

Mixed Team Warm-up Trivia

9:45 – 10:15

Round 1: Mixed Team Bucket Challenge

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:15

Round 2: HighFour Mathematics Team round

11:15 – 11:45

Snack break

11:45 – 12:15

Round 3: The Lone Scientist round

12:15 – 13:30

Transportation to Math/Science Trail (packed lunch provided)

13:30 – 16:30

Round 4: Mixed Team Math/Science Trail round

16:30

Departure

Day 2 (April 13, 2019)

8:30 – 9:00

Orientation

9:00 – 9:45

Round 5: The Lone Mathematician round

9:45 – 10:00

Break

10:00 – 10:30

Round 6: Kahoot! round

10:30 – 11:00

Snack break

11:00 – 11:30

Round 7: HighFour General Sciences Team round

11:30 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 12:30

Round 8: HighFour Team Transporter round

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

Round 9: Mixed Team Designer Challenge round

14:30 – 15:00

Break

15:00 – 15:30

Award Ceremony

15:30

Departure



Further details of each round are shown below.


Day 1 (April 12, 2019)



Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location Room 308
Time 30 minutes
Round type
Mixed Team
Cat. B students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Mixed Team
Cat. C students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students solve a variety of multiple-choice questions in both Mathematics
and General Sciences to arrive at a final solution of the entire question set.
The winning team must have all parts of the puzzle
solved and must be able to provide the final answer.
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize.
No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location Room 308
Time 30 minutes
Round type
Mixed Team
Cat. B students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Mixed Team
Cat. C students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students solve a variety of multiple-choice and free response questions in both Mathematics and General Sciences. Question slips are placed in a bucket (i.e. container). The subject and the point value (ranging from 1 to 5) are shown on the question slips. After taking a question, the team can decide whether to attempt it or not. If they discard it, no points are gained/lost. If they attempt it, they may gain or lose the point value of the question. Each question may only be attempted once. Once an answer is turned in, the score is recorded (either as a positive or a negative score). There is no second attempt.
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics
Location Room 308
Time 45 minutes
Round Type
HighFour Team
Team of 4 students as registered
Use of Calculator Not allowed Required
Rules
Students are seated together with their HighFour Teams, as registered, to solve 30 free response questions, each of which is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost point. Answers must be given exactly as instructed.
Prize(s) Points earned in this round count towards the overall points earned in Mathematics. The top 4 students in each category are awarded medals and certificates.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) General Sciences
Location Room 308
Time 30 minutes
Round type
INDIVIDUAL round
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students are seated individually to solve 30 multiple-choice questions, each of which is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost point.
Prize(s) Points earned in this round count towards the overall points earned in General Sciences. The top 4 students in each category are awarded medals and certificates.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location TBD
Time approx. 3 hours
Round Type
Mixed Team
Cat. B students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Mixed Team
Cat. C students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Use of Calculator Not allowed Required
Rules
Students receive a packet that includes information about the trail and a mix of Mathematics and General Sciences questions related to their immediate surroundings in the park. Questions may have multiple parts and may require taking measurements and making sensible estimations. Each question (or part) is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost point. Answers must be given exactly as instructed or must fall within an acceptable range (if they require measurements or estimations).
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.

Day 2 (April 13, 2019)



Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics
Location DCB classrooms
Time 45 minutes
Round Type
INDIVIDUAL round
Use of Calculator Not allowed Required
Rules
Students are seated individually to solve 30 free response questions, each of which is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost points. Answers must be given exactly as instructed.
Prize(s) Points earned in this round count towards the overall points earned in Mathematics. The top 4 students in each category are awarded medals and certificates.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location DCB classrooms
Time 30 minutes
Round Type
INDIVIDUAL round
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
This rounds follows the rules of Kahoot! as described on their website.
Prize(s) The top 4 students in each of the two categories receive a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) General Sciences
Location DCB Sports Hall
Time 30 minutes
Round Type
HighFour Team
Team of 4 students, as registered
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students are seated together with their HighFour Teams, as registered, to solve 30 multiple-choice questions, each of which is worth 1 point. No answer does not result in lost point.
Prize(s) oints earned in this round count towards the overall points earned in General Sciences. The top 4 students in each category are awarded medals and certificates.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location DCB Sports Hall
Time 30 minutes
Round Type
HighFour Team
Team of 4 students, as registered
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Teams work together on a set of 20 questions in each subject, none of which are multiple-choice style. One person from each team is The Transporter, whose job is to run the aisles (full loop every time) to pick up questions from the front table from teachers and then return to their team. The Transporter has a maximum of three attempts at submitting an answer, although they may pass as well. Once the correct answer is submitted or The Transporter has submitted an answer for the third time or The Transporter decided to pass, a new question is given. Questions are worth 1 point each. No answer does not result in losing points.
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.


Cat. B Cat. C
Subject(s) Mathematics and General Sciences
Location DCB Sports Hall
Time 30 minutes work + 30 minutes scoring
Round Type
Mixed Team
Cat. B students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Mixed Team
Cat. C students from different schools are placed into the same team to work together
Use of Calculator Allowed but not required
Rules
Students are given a set of tools and materials to design and complete the required task within the given 30 minutes. Judges will score the work according to a given set of criteria (rubric) to determine the winner.
Prize(s) Each member of the winning team in each of the two categories receives a prize. No medals or certificates are awarded for this round.

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