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 two major programs: the Competition Program and the Club Program.

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.



Program Status

March 10, 2024:  All of the chapter competitions and the state competition have now been completed.  Over 450 mathletes from 60 schools in Indiana participated.  We hope everyone enjoyed the experience.

We had 108 mathletes from 30 schools participate in the state competition at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute on March 9th.  Here are the results:

1st Place          Sycamore School, Indianapolis
2nd Place         Creekside Middle School, Carmel
3rd Place          West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School, West Lafayette
4th Place          Carmel Middle School, Carmel

1st Place          Alexander Gao, Creekside Middle School
2nd Place         Evan Ting, Sycamore School
3rd Place          Arjun Raman, West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School
4th Place          Roland Li, West Lafeyette Intermediate School
5th Place          Sophia Chen, Carmel Middle School

Alexander, Evan, Arjun, and Roland qualified to represent Indiana in the RTX National MATHCOUNTS Competition in May.  Evan is unable to attend, however, so Sophia will be stepping in for him.

Here are some photos from the state competition:

Indiana National Qualifiers – Arjun Raman, Alexander Gao, Roland Li and Evan Ting with coach Trent Tormoehlen from Sycamore School

The winning team from Sycamore School: Gavin Sigua, Shayen Maun,Evan Ting, and Justin Warren with coach Trent Tormoehlen

Thanks again to all of our sponsors and partners listed below, and to our coordinators, coaches, volunteers, parents, and mathletes.  We couldn’t do it without you!  We hope to see you all in the fall.


Chapter/Region Regional Area Competition Date Competition Location Coordinator
AA Potter Lafayette & Surrounding Counties February 10, 2024

 Purdue University,
W. Lafayette

William Walker
David Kish
Anthony Wayne Fort Wayne & Surrounding Counties   February 10, 2024

 Purdue University, Fort Wayne

Linda Wagner
Calumet Northwestern Indiana

 February 14, 2024

  Valparaiso University, Valparaiso

Michael Melvin
Robert Fox
Central Indiana Indianapolis & Surrounding Counties  February 10, 2024   TBD
Kimberly Cottrell
Jeffrey Cottrell
Francis Vigo Terre Haute & Surrounding Counties   February 17, 2024   Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute
Leanne Holder
James B Eads Columbus & Surrounding Counties  Feb. 17, 2024

 Seymour Middle School, Seymour

Lance Gentry
Southeastern Indiana Louisville Metro & Surrounding Counties   February 3, 2024

 Hanover College, Hanover

 Jim Reppell
Southwestern Indiana Evansville &
Surrounding Counties
 February 10, 2024

University of Evansville, Evansville

Jim Reppell
St. Joseph Valley South Bend & Surrounding Counties   February 10, 2024

Notre Dame University,
South Bend

John MacArt
Matt Rosenberger

Indiana State Competition    March 9, 2024   Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute Leanne Holder
David Kish
Jim Repell
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.


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


U.S. Department of Defense
Northrop Grumman Foundation
3M Foundation
Texas Instruments Inc.
Art of Problem Solving
BAE Systems


Purdue University (West Lafayette and Fort Wayne Campuses)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
University of Evansville
Notre Dame University
Valparaiso University
Hanover College


Koch Foundation
Purdue Federal Credit Union 
Eli Lilly and Company
Toyota Motor Corporation 
Berry Global

For more information, visit the MATHCOUNTS website.