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.



Program Status

September 21, 2023:  Registration continues for the 2023-24 MATHCOUNTS season. So far, 20 Indiana schools have signed up.  Please visit the national MATHCOUNTS website link below to find the registration form and general program information.  Competition dates and locations have been set for the Calumet, Francis Vigo, Southeastern, and Southwestern chapter competitions, and for the Indiana State Competition.  See the table below.

We’re very thankful to have a new sponsor for the Indiana state MATHCOUNTS program this year.  Toyota Motor Corporation has provided a generous donation to help us improve the program throughout the state!

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


William Walker
David Kish
Anthony Wayne Fort Wayne & Surrounding Counties   TBD


Linda Wagner
Calumet Northwestern Indiana

 February 14, 2024

  Valparaiso University, Valparaiso

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


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   TBD


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 

For more information, visit the MATHCOUNTS website.