MATHCOUNTS

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Test proctors and graders needed for the Greater Austin Area MATHCOUNTS 2020 Competition on February 1st, 2020, please contact Matt Rector if interested at mattr@mwmdesigngroup.com. The competition will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the UT J.J. Pickle Research Center Commons Building (#137) located at 10100 Burnet Road. The Texas NASA Space Grant Consortium is a key sponsor for the 2020 event

 

The State MATHCOUNTS Competition will be held on March 28 in Austin. We will need around 100 volunteers from across the state to deliver a successful state event.  Please contact Nancy Rierson (nancy@tspe.org) at the state office if you would like to participate. 

MATHCOUNTS 2020 Competition

Thank you for your interest in the Greater Austin Area MATHCOUNTS 2020 Competition sponsored by the Travis Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving.  The program is supported by the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students nationwide in grades 6-8. 

 

In 2019, the Travis Chapter of TSPE hosted 135 middle school students from different area schools who participated in a half-day series of fun and engaging mathematics contests.  In addition to the students, dozens of parent volunteers assisted with coaching, registering, coordinating, and scoring the student competitors.

 

The Greater Austin Area MATHCOUNTS 2020 Competition sponsored by the Travis Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the UT J.J. Pickle Research Center Commons Building (#137) located at 10100 Burnet Road. The Texas NASA Space Grant Consortium is a key sponsor for the 2020 event.

 

The Greater Austin Area MATHCOUNTS 2020 Competition will include the following events. (Specific details are included in the promotional material available from the National MATHCOUNTS Foundation):

 

  • Sprint Round: 30 questions in 40 minutes; students work individually; no calculators permitted

  • Target Round: 4 pairs of questions; 6 minutes per pair of questions; students work individually; calculators are permitted

  • Team Round: 10 questions in 20 minutes; 4 team members work together; calculators are permitted

  • Countdown Round (Unofficial): Fast-paced round where students battle head-to-head in a test of speed and accuracy; top student from the top 10 schools will participate; results are for the enjoyment of the students and do not determine advancement to the State Competition.

 

The 1st through 4th place teams and the top four students not members of the 1st through 4th place teams from the Greater Austin Area MATHCOUNTS 2020 competition are eligible to compete at the Texas State MATHCOUNTS competition to be held March 28, 2020, at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel.  The four highest-scoring individuals and the coach of the winning team at the state level will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2020 Raytheon National

MATHCOUNTS Competition to be held May 8‐12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, to represent the State of Texas.

 

If you have any questions about the Greater Austin Area MATHCOUNTS 2020 Competition, please contact Matt Rector at mattr@mwmdesigngroup.com or by telephone at (512) 992.2966. Please consult the MATHCOUNTS website at www.mathcounts.org for further information. If additional assistance is needed, you also may contact the MATHCOUNTS State Program Coordinator, Nancy Rierson, by email to nancy@tspe.org or by telephone at (512) 472-9286.

 

We look forward to seeing your students on February 1, 2020.

Each year, members have the opportunity to volunteer at our national math competition, which aims to increase enthusiasm for math and engineering among 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide program that promotes math excellence for middle school students and combines the efforts of the education, business, government, and technological communities. It motivates students to do well in math and rewards them for achievement with a series of progressive competitions at local, state, and national levels.
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