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

March 12,2023:  The 2023 chapter competitions have all been completed.  During February, over 400 mathletes competed at eight locations for trophies and a chance to advance to the state competition.  109 of those mathletes from 30 schools around the state competed at the Indiana State Competition on March 11th at Purdue University in West Lafayette.  Here are the results:

Team Results:

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


Individual Results:

1st Place          Edward Chen              Carmel Middle School                        Carmel
2nd Place         Bryan Yu                     Carmel Middle School                        Carmel
3rd Place          Alex Gao                     Creekside Middle School                    Carmel
4th Place          Jungchul Lee              Castle South Middle School               Newburgh
5th Place          Shayen Maun             Sycamore School                               Indianapolis
6th Place          JeFauna Zhu               W. Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School        W. Lafayette
7th Place          Braedan Crawford      Northridge Middle School                   Middlebury
8th Place          Arjun Raman               W. Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School        W. Lafayette
9th Place          Valerie Fu                   Creekside Middle School                    Carmel
10th Place        Ehan Qazi                   W. Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School        W. Lafayette

 Edward, Bryan, Alex and Jungchul will now travel to Orlando, Florida in May to represent Indiana in the Raytheon National MATHCOUNTS Competition.  They will be led by the coach of the winning Creekside Middle School team, Karman Hamachek.

 Our thanks to all of our partners and sponsors listed below, and to all of the mathletes, coaches and parents who participated this year.

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  February 11, 2023

 Purdue University
West Lafayette

William Walker
David Kish
Anthony Wayne Fort Wayne & Surrounding Counties  February 11, 2023

Purdue University
Fort Wayne

Linda Wagner
Yvonne Zubovic
Calumet Northwestern Indiana

 February 8, 2023

 Valparaiso University

Michael Melvin
Robert Fox
Central Indiana Indianapolis & Surrounding Counties February 11, 2023  Sycamore School
Kimberly Cottrell
Jeffrey Cottrell
Francis Vigo Terre Haute & Surrounding Counties  February 4, 2023  Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute
Leanne Holder
James B Eads Columbus & Surrounding Counties February 18, 2023

Seymour Middle School Seymour

Lance Gentry
Southeastern Indiana Louisville Metro & Surrounding Counties  Cancelled


 Jim Reppell
Southwestern Indiana Evansville &
Surrounding Counties
February 11, 2023

 University of Evansville

Jim Reppell
St. Joseph Valley South Bend & Surrounding Counties  February 11, 2023

Notre Dame University 
South Bend

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.


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


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


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


Purdue Federal Credit Union 
Eli Lilly and Company
BSA Lifestructures
Applied Engineering/Ralph & Hope Power

For more information, visit the MATHCOUNTS website.