Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

MATHCOUNTS®

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education and the Division of Outreach at the University of Mississippi coordinates the Delta, Tombigbee, Northeast, and Northwest chapter competitions in Mississippi. 

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Location: The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Grades: 6th – 8th

 

The MATHCOUNTS® Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs.

Mission
MATHCOUNTS® provides engaging mathematics programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about mathematics and problem solving.

Approach
“We make learning math fun. We believe middle school is a critical juncture when a love of math must be encouraged, and a fear of math must be overcome. Our programs build problem solving skills and positive attitudes about math, so students embrace challenges and expand their academic and career opportunities in the future.” -MATHCOUNTS®

Programs

The MATHCOUNTS® Competition Program is a nationally recognized program designed to excite and challenge middle school students (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) through fun and challenging levels of mathematics competitions. The National MATHCLUB Program is a mathematics enrichment initiative providing the structure and activities needed to encourage the formation of math clubs within schools. The Math Video Challenge is an innovative program that empowers students to be mathematics teachers, video producers, actors, and artists. Working together in teams, students create their own videos about mathematics problems and their associated concepts.

The MATHCOUNTS® School Handbook along with many other free resources located on the MATHCOUNTS® website can help you supplement your classroom teaching materials, run a MATHCLUB Program in your school, and/or prepare your students for the upcoming MATHCOUNTS® Competition Program.

The School Handbook has more detailed information about these programs and registration forms for each.

For more information on how to get your school or students involved, please visit the MATHCOUNTS® website or contact umcmse@olemiss.edu.

All four chapter competitions are held on the same day. Below is an example* of the day of competition.

MATHCOUNTS® Chapter Competition Schedule

9:00 – 9:30AM
Registration and Team Pictures

9:30 – 10:20AM
Sprint Round

10:20 – 10:45AM
Break

10:45 – 11:15AM
Target Round

11:15 – 11:40AM
Break

11:40 – 12:00
Team Round

12:00 – 1:20PM
Lunch – On your own

1:30 – 2:30PM
Countdown Round

2:30PM
Awards Ceremony (participation required)​

*times may change. A final schedule will be sent to each participating coach prior to the event.

Co-Coordinators: Dr. Samuel DeLeeuw, Courtney Dodd, Justin Mills, Dr. Alice Steimle

Center for Mathematics and Science Education
The University of Mississippi
1111 Jackson Avenue W., Suite Q
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-6621

Fax: (662) 915-1762

Email: umcmse@olemiss.edu