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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.

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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