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Due to COVID-19, this year's MATHCOUNTS Competition Series has been modified.
Registration Ends December 1st
The Competition Series in a Nutshell
The Competition Series typically has 4 levels of competition - school, chapter, state and national. However, this year the 2020-2021 Competition Series will have 4 levels of official competition—chapter, chapter invitational, state and national—and 4 unofficial online practice competitions. The competition is comprised of 4 rounds—Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. However, Team and Countdown Rounds will not be conducted officially in the 2020-2021 Competition Series until the national level. Here's what each round looks like:
- Sprint Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have 40 minutes to complete 30 math problems without a calculator.
- Target Round: focuses on problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. Students receive 4 pairs of problems and have 6 minutes to complete each pair, assuming the use of a calculator.
- Team Round: focuses on problem-solving and collaboration. Students have 20 minutes to complete 10 math problems, assuming the use of a calculator. Only the 4 students on a school's team can take this round officially. National level only for 2020-2021. The online practice competitions will have team rounds.
- Countdown Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have a maximum of 45 seconds per problem without a calculator. This round is optional at the school, chapter and state level. National level only for 2020-2021.