MATHCOUNTS is a math enrichment, coaching and competition program for middle school students. The program stimulates student interest by making math achievement as challenging, exciting, and prestigious as school sports. MATHCOUNTS used three different programs to provide fun and challenging math programs for US middle school students to increase their academic and professional opportunities. For complete information, please use this link to access the MATHCOUNTS.ORG website.
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program provides the extra incentive and the perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to achieve more in mathematics. Consisting of fun and creative problems that promote critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, the MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.
Often referred to as the MCP, the MATHCOUNTS Club Program was introduced in 2007 for our 25th anniversary year. The MCP is a fun, challenging and FREE program aimed at engaging a wide spectrum of students. The MATHCOUNTS Club Program provides schools with the structure and activities to hold regular meetings of a math club. Depending on the level of student and teacher involvement, a school may receive a recognition plaque or banner and be entered into drawings for prizes.
The Reel Math Challenge is an innovative program involving teams of students using cutting-edge technology to create videos about math problems and their associated concepts. This new competition is meant to excite students about math while allowing them to hone their creativity and communication skills. Students will form teams consisting of four students each to create a video based on one of the problems included in the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, published each year and provided free of charge to every middle school in the country. Each video must teach the solution to the selected math problem as well as demonstrate the real-world application of the math concept used in the problem.