Q: In a previous answer to a question, only the following were listed for length for 2nd grade: Length: centimeter, meter, inch, foot. Is this the complete list or just an example? Are yard, millimeter, kilometer and mile not included for 2nd and 3rd graders?

And for weight only the following were listed: Mass/Weight: gram, kilogram, ounce, pound. Does this mean ton is not included? How about for all others, is the list posted in the WESO website updated?

A: Please refer to the AAPS link included in the event description. This link will provide the information for the grade-level Mathematics.  Following this link will take you to resources pages which gives an idea about what units the student needs to know. Coaches can pick the units appropriate for their students’ grade level.


Q1: Do 2nd and 3rd graders need to learn Fahrenheit and only 3rd graders and above Celsius? At the coaches meeting there was confusion on whether this was eliminated or if this is the case (as written in the event description).
A1:  2nd and 3rd graders need to learn Fahrenheit and 3rd graders and above both Celsius and Fahrenheit
Q2: Will there be space after each question or could there be multiple questions and then space for all answers?

A2:  Yes there will be space after each question or sub-question
Q3: Does each team get a sheet of paper with the questions printed in it and that’s the paper where they write their answers?

A3:  Each question will be followed by space for the answer. There is no separate answer sheet.


Q1: For 2nd graders, do they need to know both metric and standard/English units for their measurements (length, volume, mass/weight)? The detailed event instructions provide a link to the grade level expectations for the Ann Arbor School District, but that link does not provide information regarding units.

A1.  Length: centimeter, meter, inch, foot

Volume: No questions to calculate the volume.

Mass/Weight: gram, kilogram, ounce, pound

No conversion between the two systems

Q2: Do the sheet that each team gets have the questions and space right after each question for the answer? Or could there be two questions in a paragraph with a single space for both answers?
A2.  Yes. There will be enough space for all answers
Q3: Does each station have a paper with the question in it or do the stations just have the station number marked plus the props?
A3.Stations will have a paper with the question
Q4: Do they need to learn oz for volume?

A4. There will be no question asking them the volume of anything. But, they will need to know what are the simple units for measuring liquid (ounce, pint, quart, gallon, milliliter, liter). For example, they can get a  question like  how much water in a cup. Give the answer in milliliters