The program stimulates student interest by making math achievement as challenging, exciting, and prestigious as school sports. The Minnesota program is coordinated by members of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, who work closely with teachers.
MATHCOUNTS in the news!
The St. Cloud Times featured Sartell Middle Schools David Zhang Sunday, March 13.
Math, Monuments and More:
Minnesota MATHLETES report on national competition
The Minnesota team fared well in MATHCOUNTS 2016 national competition in Washington, D.C. The team was 19th overall out of 56 teams, and two team-members were among the top 56 students. (25%). Top honors went to Edward Wan, a Washington state 7th grader who scored a perfect 46 on the written competition, and Luke Robitaille a Texas, a 6th grader took second place.
Looking back, Coach Alex Ford said, “We had a pretty exhausting but wonderful weekend in our nation’s capital, and frankly some of us were a bit sad to leave. We thank all of the sponsors, parents, teachers, coaches and volunteers who helped make this trip possible”. Read more about the Minnesota team’s trip to Washington, D. C. by reading Coach Ford’s journal here http://mathcountsmn.org/national-competition-adventures/
2016 State Competition Results
The results are in! Timothy Alexander, Rochester Home School, was the top ranked individual in the Minnesota MATHCOUNTS 2016 State Meet. David Zhang, Sartell Middle School, ranked second; Jason Wang, Eden Prairie Central Middle School, ranked third and Alexander Zhu, Kellogg Middle School (Rochester), rounded out the top four. Timothy, David, Jason and Alexander will make up Minnesota’s national competition team; they will compete in the MATHCOUNTS national meet in Washington, D. C., May 7-10.. National alternates, Arnogh Kulkarni, Wayzata West Middle School, and Jake Berran, Dakota Hills Middle School, placed fifth and sixth in the individual competition.
Additional results are posted on the State Competition Results page.
Top ranked teams
Capitol Hill Magnet School in St. Paul took first place in the team competition, followed by Wayzata West Middle School in second place, Wayzata Central Middle School in third and Eden Prairie Central Middle School in fourth.
What do mathletes do for fun at the state meet? They demonstrate math concepts by building spaghetti bridges!
Challenging kids beyond the curriculum
YOU be the judge: rate the MATHCOUNTS videos
2016 MATHCOUNTS videos are on the web now! Check them out and vote for your favorites by March 14. The top 100 MATHCOUNTS videos will advance to the national semi-finals. Entrants use their math and problem-solving skills to create a video that explains the solution to a MATHCOUNTS handbook problem and demonstrates a real-world application of the mathematics concept explored in the problem. Combining art, writing, math, acting and technology, this program makes learning math interactive and fun for all students. Plus, students can win great prizes for participating and advancing in the contest. Math – Camera – Action!
Include one of these projects in your MATHCOUNTS plans next year:
• The Math Video Challenge encourages teams to create their own videos about math problems and their associated concepts.
• The Solve-a-Thon is a unique fundraising opportunity for schools, in which 100% of the money earned is put toward mathematics education in your school and community.