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Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 1-vs-3 coin mini-game
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music Cheerful Studio

Mathletes is a 1-vs-3 minigame from Mario Party 5. Its name, "Mathletes," is a portmanteau of "math" and "athletes" used in real life to describe people who compete in mathematical competitions.


Players must hit three Dice Blocks to create a math equation that consists of two numbers from 1 through 6 and an operation symbol (+, –, or ×). The solo player hits all three blocks while each member of the team hits one. The solution to the equation is the number of coins the player or each member of the team will receive. However, if the player or team makes an equation that equals zero (e.g., 5 – 5), they simply receive no coins. The same result occurs with a negative number (e.g., 3 – 4). The largest number of coins one can receive from this minigame is 36 (6 × 6).

Controls 1[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move (Left/Right)
  • A Button – Jump

Controls 2[edit]

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • A Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Form a mathematical equation by hitting three dice blocks. The equation sets the number of coins for each player (or team)."
  • Advice"The middle dice block sets the math sign and can alter the outcome drastically!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いただき!コインショー
Itadaki! Koin Shō
Receive the Coin Show!
Spanish Las cuentas claras Evident calculations
French Logique des Dés Logic of Dice
German Mathe-Athleten Mathletes
Italian Dai i numeri Give the numbers