Uberbowl is an individual-based event that takes place in the fall where students play one against all with their peers from across the country, eventually from around the world.
Uberbowl is a yearly Mathematics event held where students/teams play one against all simultaneously, one event for middle school students (6th-8th) and one event for high school students (9th-12th). The event follows the 4 quarter structure of the Super Bowl. Each quarter lasts 10 minutes with 3 minute intermissions occurring in between. At the beginning of each quarter, a student may choose an individual opponent to play against: the best player of the event, a player of similar ability, or a peer. Once the match begins, all scores update in real time. At the end of each quarter, the questions and answers from the previous quarters are displayed for immediate review by the students, as well as a rankings page of the top players. The event includes 12-15 MC and fill-in-the-blank questions aligned with traditional AMC content, AMC 8 for the middle school event and AMC 10/12 for the high school event. Students are not restricted to a specific time length for answering any given question.
The Uberbowl event takes place across the span of one week. Teams are able to choose from a series of days/times during that week to play: 1-2 in the morning, afternoon, and evening of each day. A team may only choose and play in one time slot as the content/structure is the exact same for all time slots. The day/time that a team chooses is updated in real time and published on the website for all teams to see. Teams are free to change these times, especially if they see a familiar team playing at another time or a host of teams playing at the same time. As these changes are made, teams are likely to converge around just a few time slots. This process results in the opportunity for multiple teams to play live against each other, an experience which distinguishes this event in the math competition landscape and is sure to thrill students and teachers alike!
Uberbowl is newly released to the public. The dream of the event is that one day hundreds of thousands of students, if not millions, will be competing with each other to be best in the world, not just in Math, but in any given subject and every grade level.
With this degree of attendance and notoriety and in conjunction with the upcoming release of our Pick-up Play Lab, this event has the potential to motivate student effort across the entire school year unlike any tool imaginable.