from Local Competition held on February 18, 2012
- 1st Place - Jackson
Memorial Middle School
Coach, Ms. Meghan Tyrrell
- 2nd Place - North
Canton Middle School
by Tim Boron, P.E.
- Saturday, February
5710 12th St.
In February, students in Stark
County will participate in MATHCOUNTS, the nationwide math program for 6th
through 8th grade students.
MATHCOUNTS is both a coaching
program and a series of competitions at regional, state and national levels.
Beginning in September, teachers spent several months coaching students for
the upcoming oral and written competitions. Those who make the school math
team will compete against other school mathletes in February.
We anticipate that as many as
150 students will enter the program this year. Nationally, thousands of
middle school grade students enter the program and have the opportunity to be
coached in such accelerated math topics as probability, statistics, linear
algebra, and polynomials. The winning teams from each state will receive
trips to Washington, D.C. for the national finals in May. The top national
winners receive cash scholarships for college expenses. The coaches of the
top Mathletes will receive a trip to a NASA space facility, courtesy of
By sponsoring the MATHCOUNTS
program, we hope to address the nationwide problem of declining math skills
among pre-college students. The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
will supply, free of charge, contest information and coaching materials to
all participating schools, and CRSPE will conduct the regional competition
at Stark Parks Exploration Gateway facility, which is a new venue this year.
MATHCOUNTS is sponsored in
Stark County by Canton Regional Society of Professional Engineers (CRSPE).
National sponsors of MATHCOUNTS are the National Society of Professional
Engineers (NSPE) the CNA Foundation Companies, Dow Chemical Foundation,
Texas Instruments, 3M Foundation, General Motors Foundation, Phillips
Petroleum Co., National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Lockheed Martin and
Toyota USA Foundation.
For more information contact:
Phone: 330-834-2139 (office)
Phone: 330-933-5715 (mobile)
MATHCOUNTS Competition Schedule
|| 8:30-8:50 sign in:
name tags shall be provided for contestants
8:50-9:00 contestants seating: introduction and instructions
9:00-9:50 Sprint Round
10:00-10:30 Target Round
10:40-11:00 Team Round
11:10-11:40 Countdown Round (open to the public)
11:40-12:00 Award presentation (open to the public)