IMPORTANT 2021 MATHCOUNTS DATES
Chapter and State MATHCOUNTS competitions will be held online.
Here are some key dates for families and coaches.
- Dec. 15 Practice Competition 3 available through Jan. 31 for registered schools and NSCs at the AoPS Contest Platform.
- Jan. 15 Final Day to Register
- Jan. 22- 23 Practice Competition 4, available from 1:00pm ET January 22 through 1:00pm ET on January 23 on the AoPS Contest Platform.on the AoPS Contest Platform.
- Feb. 5-6 2021 Chapter Competition available from 1:00pm ET on February 5 through 1:00pm ET on February 6 on the AoPS Contest Platform
- Feb. 25 Chapter Invitational at 7:00pm ET on February 25 on the AoPS Contest Platform. All competitors must take this competition at the same time.
- March 25 State Competition at 7:00pm ET on March 25 on the AoPS Contest Platform. All competitors must take this competition at the same tim
- May 8-11 Raytheon Technologies MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, DC
WHATS IN A COMPETITION
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.