To secure America's global competitiveness, MATHCOUNTS inspires excellence, confidence and
curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs. With
the generous support of all MATHCOUNTS sponsors and volunteers, and leadership of the
National Society of Professional Engineers at the local and state levels, MATHCOUNTS is
providing todays students with the foundation for success in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics careers.
is a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school
mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.
in our 27th year, MATHCOUNTS is one of the country's largest and most successful education
partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students. President
Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush
and Ronald W. Reagan have all recognized MATHCOUNTS in White House ceremonies. The
MATHCOUNTS program has also received two White House citations as an outstanding private
sector initiative. Particularly exciting for our Mathletes® were the hour-long ESPN
programs on each of the National Competitions from 2003-2005.
offers two unique programs to middle school teachers and students: The
MATHCOUNTS Competition Program and the FREE MATHCOUNTS
MATHCOUNTS Competition Program
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, 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.
provides the materials for teachers and students to use as they prepare for the
Competition Program. Participants advance through School, Chapter and State Competitions
until the final 224 students are selected from 56 states and territories to advance to the
MATHCOUNTS National Competition held each May. The National Competition adds an additional
individual component called the Masters Round.
information, visit the Competition
Program section of the website.
MATHCOUNTS Club Program
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.
information, visit the Club Program
section of the MATHCOUNTS website.
information on New Yorks MATHCOUNTS, contact Laura Pellizzi, NYS Mathcounts coordinator
or visit MATHCOUNTS-NY.ORG.