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MATHCOUNTS Coach Chapter to State Information

Congratulations on your students’ performance at your chapter competition! We look forward to seeing you at the state competition, Friday-Saturday, March 8-9. 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.

State meet registrations are due by Thursday, February 15.

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.

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.

Registration forms – Due by Feb. 15

Student registration (one per student required). There is a $30 required non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration.

Coach registration – One official coach per school.

Additional adult chaperone (or extra adult meals) registration. This is where you would register a second coach.

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. Please use the additional chaperone form for any second coaches or additional chaperones attending with your school. Please do NOT offer the option for parents to join unless they are acting in an official chaperone capacity.

Meals and additional room charges may apply for additional chaperones.

*Minnesota MATHCOUNTS does not assumer responsiblity for any minor attending the state competition. All attendees must have an adult chaperone on site at all times.

Accomodations – MATHCOUNTS makes all necessary room and meal arrangements for you and your team. MATHCOUNTS pays for hotel accommodations for one coach per team and team members or individual competitors.

Meals are open ONLY to registered students and coaches.

Coaches: Accommodations for coaches are made on a two-coach per room basis. If you wish to bring your family or have a room to yourself, please indicate this when you register. There is a fee for part of the room cost that you will pay at the time of registratio for your own room.

Teams: Students are assigned to rooms with others of their team who are of the same gender. Students are usually assigned three or four to a room. Two team members may be assigned to room with two team members from another school.

Individuals: One individual from a school will be assigned to a room with only one other student.

If any of your students are staying with parents, indicate this on their registration. It is important that we know students’ plans and that they DO NOT change their mind after the registration deadline. 

Parents wishing to reserve a hotel room can do so via this direct link until March 1st, after which the room block will be released back to the hotel.

State competition details

Please review the agenda for the state competit,ion 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. The national competition will be in Washington DC May 11-14.

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. 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. 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 2/16. 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 and Countdown Round will take place at 1 PM Saturday. This is the only part of the competition that is open to the public.

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