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MATHCOUNTS is a national math coaching and competition program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The program is run by the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, state and local chapters of the NSPE, and many, many volunteers. Participation in the program is through your school. MATHCOUNTS provides an opportunity for students to have fun while exploring areas of math that they may not see in their normal class curriculum. It also gives students a chance to be recognized for their achievements on both team and individual bases. The program targets this age group in order to influence their thinking about math, and to encourage them to continue challenging themselves in the subject as they select high school courses. A link to the national MATHCOUNTS web site is below.

MATHCOUNTS has three major programs: the Competition Program, the Club Program, and the Math Video Challenge

In the Competition Program, schools receive math problems, activities, and a school competition package that they can use to prepare for regional (chapter) competitions in February. Winning teams and individuals at the regional competitions advance to compete in the state competition in March. The top 4 individuals and the coach of the winning team from the state competition receive an all-expense-paid trip to the National Competition in May where they represent Indiana and compete against students from across the country. Indiana has performed well at the national level, winning the team national championship in 1995 and 2015, and the individual national championship in 2008, 2012, and 2015.

In the Club Program (free), schools are provided the structure, activities, and problems they can use to form a math club. Participating schools are eligible for prize drawings.

In the Math Video Challenge (free) students develop their math, communication, and technology skills through a collaborative video project. Finalists in the Math Video Challenge will travel to the National Competition to present their videos to the Competition Series national competitors.

 

Indiana MATHCOUNTS

Program Status

August 15, 2022:  Registration for the new MATHCOUNTS competition season has opened!  The current plan calls for a full return to in-person competitions, so please get your school registered to participate.  Coordinators are starting work on identifying competition dates and locations.  That information will be posted as soon as it’s known.  If you have any questions, please contact your coordinator (see table below).

Registration instructions can be found at the national MATHCOUNTS website.  A link to it is at the bottom of the page.

We are always looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in joining in, please contact the appropriate coordinator.

Chapter/Region Regional Area Competition Date Competition Location Coordinator
AA Potter Lafayette & Surrounding Counties  TBD

 TBD

William Walker
David Kish
Anthony Wayne Fort Wayne & Surrounding Counties  TBD TBD Linda Wagner
Yvonne Zubovic
Calumet Northwestern Indiana

 TBD

 TBD Michael Melvin
Robert Fox
Central Indiana Indianapolis & Surrounding Counties TBD  TBD
Kimberly Cottrell
Jeffrey Cottrell
Francis Vigo Terre Haute & Surrounding Counties  TBD  TBD
Leanne Holder
James B Eads Columbus & Surrounding Counties  TBD  TBD Lance Gentry
Southwestern Indiana Southwestern & Southeastern Indiana  TBD  TBD
Jim Reppell
St. Joseph Valley South Bend & Surrounding Counties  TBD  TBD

John MacArt
Matt Rosenberger

Indiana State Competition   Mar 11, 2023  Purdue University West Lafayette Leanne Holder
David Kish
Gary Staats
William Walker
Sam Reed

 

You can find your coordinator’s e-mail address on the national MATHCOUNTS website here, filter the displayed list for Indiana (IN), and click on the appropriate chapter name.

FOUNDING SPONSORS

National Society of Professional Engineers
CNA Foundation
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NATIONAL SPONSORS

Raytheon Technologies Company
U.S. Department of Defense
Northrop Grumman Foundation
3M Foundation
Texas Instruments Inc.
Art of Problem Solving

LOCAL SPONSORS

Purdue Federal Credit Union (West Lafayette and Fort Wayne Campuses)
Purdue University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Raytheon Company

For more information, visit the MATHCOUNTS website.