The MATHCOUNTS Competition is a program designed to excite and challenge students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades with math problem solving. There are four levels of competition – school, chapter, state, and national. The Competition provides students with the incentive to prepare throughout the school year in order to represent their school at MATHCOUNTS events hosted by the National Society of Professional Engineers, who provides both the preparation materials and the competition materials.
With the leadership of the National Society of Professional Engineers, more than 500 Chapter Competitions, 57 State Competitions and one National Competition are hosted each year. These competitions provide students with a challenge to accelerate their math skills and problem solving skills before entering high school. It also provides the opportunity to go head-to-head with their peers from other schools, cities, and states; to earn great prizes individually and as part of their school team; and to progress to the National Competition.
MATHCOUNTS students at Saint GeorgeSchool meet twice a week during the school day to work on math skills and problem solving skills. During the year, these students learn and use algebra and geometry. They develop shortcuts through establishing patterns and develop skills using the scientific calculator. Saint George has been successful at the chapter competition, which includes seven counties and has had an individual compete at the State Competition.