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.
Frank Han from Eden Prairie Central Middle School made it to the final four at the Raytheon 2015 National MATHCOUNTS competition on May 8th. It was the highest placement for a Minnesota student in national program’s 31-year-history.
Our overall team finished 13th out of 56 teams, an excellent showing! The team from Indiana won the team competition.
Frank was 11th on the written portion of the competition involving 224 students, and then he made it to the final four in the head-to-head Countdown Round. The winner was Kevin Liu, an eighth-grader from Carmel Middle School in Carmel Ind, the student Frank lost to in the Countdown Round.
Congratulations to Frank, Ayush Ram, Geoffrey Chen, Mathew Qu, and Coach Kathy Simson for an extraordinary effort!
Enjoy reading the team’s MC Journal 2015 about their trip to Boston.
Also, check out the National Competition photos here.
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Listen to Judy-Ann Erlich, a long-time math teacher and coach, describe the value of MATHCOUNTS:
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