MATHCOUNTS Coach Chapter to State Information

Congratulations on your students’ performance at your 2022 in-person or online chapter competition! We look forward to seeing you at the state competition, Friday-Saturday, March 11-12. The competition will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN.

Included below is some important information you need to know for the state competition. Please read thoroughly, as there are significant changes from previous years.

State meet registrations are due by Wednesday, February 23.

Please be sure you (or your replacement chaperone) and your student(s) are registered by this date. We cannot finalize state plans until everyone is registered. At this time, the state competition will be offered in person only.

About the state competition

The Minnesota State MATHCOUNTS Competition is a two-day celebration of our middle school math students who advanced from chapter competitions around the state. MATHCOUNTS is led by volunteer members of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers.

The event is designed to bring together students to both compete for the top four individual spots – that will make up our Minnesota national team – and also to make connections with other math enthusiasts around the state. Though our competition will be modified from previous years in 2022, we look forward to welcoming everyone back in person.

Registration forms – Due by Feb. 23

Student registration (one per student required). There is a $25 required non-refundable registration fee.

Coach registration – One official coach per school.

Additional adult chaperone (or extra adult meals) registration

Order additional state t-shirts (NOT for state competitors, their included t-shirt is in the student registration). Use this form for all additional shirt orders – math club students, adults, family members, siblings, etc.

Getting registered

Please use the links above to register for the competition. Every advancing student needs to be registered. If your student advanced as an individual AND on a team, please register them as a team participant. All students are also individual competitors at state.

Substitutions – The students who competed as a team at the chapter meet form your team that is going to state. You cannot substitute other students unless one of the team members is not available on the date of the state competition. In that case, please make a request in writing – from the parents – and send to katie@mathcountsmn.org, indicating they are releasing their spot. There are no substitutions for students progressing as individuals.

Chaperones – Every student/team needs at least one adult chaperone present. Please register the main chaperone who will be at state as the official coach. In order to provide as much flexibility as possible, there is an option this year to add additional adults and pay for any needed meals.

Updates for 2022

We are excited to welcome you back for an in-person state competition. Please be aware of the following in preparing for the 2022 event:

  • There is a required $25 non-refundable registration fee per student.
  • We will be offering the option to stay at the hotel, with significantly modified plans from previous years. Details about this are below.
  • Masks are required at MATHCOUNTS, and the waivers filled out prior to chapter competitions carry through to state. You do not need to fill out an additional waiver.
  • Our agenda includes modified meals, STEM activities, and an adjusted Countdown Round and award ceremony. Please review the agenda (linked above) for details, and share with your students’ families. We will not be holding a large Countdown Round and awards ceremony. The Countdown Round will be done in small group rotations as part of our activities on Friday evening, and our awards ceremony will be live streamed online after the competition has ended.

Know before you go – hotel rooms and meals

  • Parents wishing to reserve a hotel room can do so via this direct link until March 4th, after which the room block will be released back to the hotel.
  • Student and coach accommodations – When registering, you will have the option to choose if your students will room with students of the same gender from the same school, or if they do NOT need a room (either they are staying with parents or not sleeping at the hotel).
    • There will NOT be inter-school room assignments for 2022, unless it is specifically requested by coaches of both parties.
    • For coaches, there is a $65 fee for a single room. We will not put coaches in a shared room unless specifically requested by both parties.
    • It is required that at least one adult be on property if any students are staying without their parents as a chaperone.
  • Meals are included for all Mathletes, and one chaperone per school. Please use the additional adult registration form above if you need to register additional adults for meals. This will provide the most flexibility for everyone. Pre-registration is required for this, and it cannot be modified after Wed. 2/23.

State competition details

Please review the agenda for the state competition timeline. The state competition includes the same rounds your students competed in at their chapter competition. The top four students from the state competition will make up the Minnesota State National MATHCOUNTS Team, which is tentatively scheduled to take place in May in Washington, D.C.

Calculators – Students are responsible for providing their own approved calculators and batteries.

We will have a variety of activities on Friday night for the state competition, including rotating meal times. Please plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 4 PM, so you have time to get checked in, and explore the hotel before activities begin at 5 PM. Registration opens at 3 PM.

T-shirts – Choose your students’ shirt size when you register them – there is no charge to students for a shirt. Additional shirts are available for purchase for family members and other state attendees. Please see above link. Shirts must be ordered by 2/23. Additionally, we have an online store for general Minnesota MATHCOUNTS gear (not state competition specific). Check it out here, and share with your students’ families.

Our awards ceremony will be streamed online this year. Additional details will be provided closer to the state competition.

Thank you for being part of MATHCOUNTS – we look forward to having you at the 2022 state competition!