MathCOUNTS Competition Series

Ages:Middle School

Types:Exam, Tournament

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:National

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The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers.

The Competition Series has 4 levels of competition—school, chapter, state and national. Each level of competition is comprised of 4 rounds—Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. Altogether the rounds are designed to take about 3 hours to complete.

  • Sprint Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have 40 minutes to complete 30 math problems without a calculator.
  • Target Round: focuses on problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. Students receive 4 pairs of problems and have 6 minutes to complete each pair, assuming the use of a calculator.
  • Team Round: focuses on problem-solving and collaboration. Students have 20 minutes to complete 10 math problems, assuming the use of a calculator. Only the 4 students on a school's team can take this round officially.
  • Countdown Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have a maximum of 45 seconds per problem without a calculator. This round is optional at the school, chapter and state level.

Sit an exam based on different topics and themes in mathematics. Each level of competition includes 4 rounds: Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. Students compete in all 4 rounds to determine overall winners.

Students are scored by their performance on the various rounds of the exams.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.mathcounts.org/

Managing Organization: MathCOUNTS Foundation

Contact:

info@mathcounts.org
(703) 299-9006

Entry Fee: $100/team

Eligibility:
Students enrolled in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade are eligible to participate in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series. Students taking middle school mathematics classes who are not full‑time sixth, seventh or eighth graders are not eligible. Participation in MATHCOUNTS competitions is limited to three years for each student though there is no limit to the number of years a student may participate in the school‑based coaching phase.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers.

The Competition Series has 4 levels of competition—school, chapter, state and national. Each level of competition is comprised of 4 rounds—Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. Altogether the rounds are designed to take about 3 hours to complete.

  • Sprint Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have 40 minutes to complete 30 math problems without a calculator.
  • Target Round: focuses on problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. Students receive 4 pairs of problems and have 6 minutes to complete each pair, assuming the use of a calculator.
  • Team Round: focuses on problem-solving and collaboration. Students have 20 minutes to complete 10 math problems, assuming the use of a calculator. Only the 4 students on a school's team can take this round officially.
  • Countdown Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have a maximum of 45 seconds per problem without a calculator. This round is optional at the school, chapter and state level.

Process

Sit an exam based on different topics and themes in mathematics. Each level of competition includes 4 rounds: Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. Students compete in all 4 rounds to determine overall winners.

Criteria

Students are scored by their performance on the various rounds of the exams.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.mathcounts.org/

Managing Organization: MathCOUNTS Foundation

Contact:

info@mathcounts.org
(703) 299-9006

Entry Fee: $100/team

Eligibility:
Students enrolled in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade are eligible to participate in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series. Students taking middle school mathematics classes who are not full‑time sixth, seventh or eighth graders are not eligible. Participation in MATHCOUNTS competitions is limited to three years for each student though there is no limit to the number of years a student may participate in the school‑based coaching phase.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.