About Minnesota MATHCOUNTS
Our coaches are the heart of the program, bringing to life math clubs, competition preparation, and student connections to enrich their math achievement.
Volunteers make MATHCOUNTS happen. Members of the MN Society of Professional Engineers volunteer their time to coordinate local chapter competitions, the state competition, and fundraising to help make the chapter competitions and two-day state competition possible.
To register for MATHCOUNTS, please visit www.mathcounts.org.
MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics. Volunteer members of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE) coordinate the program in Minnesota.
It is one of the oldest and most successful education partnerships in the country – involving volunteer engineers, educators, industry sponsors and students. In Minnesota, MATHCOUNTS has been reaching out to students and teachers since 1983.
Minnesota MATHCOUNTS and its parent organization, the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, are working together to expand and diversify access to STEM careers.
The MATHCOUNTS program has three components:
A national program that provides students in grade 6-8 the opportunity to compete in live contests against and alongside their peers.
A national program that gives students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to engage with math in a non-competitive, social environment.
Listen to long-time MATHCOUNTS Coach Bill Prem talk about what makes this program so special:
Preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders
MATHCOUNTS influences students at an age when they are forming their attitudes about math. The program’s timing in the educational process is designed to impact students when they can still elect to take the appropriate math courses through high school, preparing them for college and math-oriented careers.
Each year, more than 1,200 Minnesota students participate in the program. They tell us this experience is often one of the most memorable and fun of their middle school years.