Frequently Asked Questions2020-12-14T15:18:54-06:00

Frequently Asked Questions

The School Kit is free. It includes the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, poster, and request/registration form.

There is an “early bird” fee of $100 per team (up to four students) and $30 per individual if you register by a certain in November date, announced each fall by the National MATHCOUNTS. The regular fee is $140 per team and $35 per individual.

There is no cost for the National Math Club or the Math Video Challenge.

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MATHCOUNTS is a national program with chapters in each state. In Minnesota, the program is coordinated by volunteer members of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers.

MATHCOUNTS was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and CNA Foundation.

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Each year, more than 500,000 students are exposed to MATHCOUNTS materials and activities in their schools.

Approximately 40,000 students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the State and Defense Department school systems worldwide participate annually in local MATHCOUNTS competitions.

In Minnesota over 1,200 students participate in chapter competitions. Approximately 2,500 Minnesota students use MATHCOUNTS materials each year.

A conflict with a religious observance is the only type of conflict that is accommodated. A student who is unable to attend a competition due to religious observances may take the written portion of the competition up to one week in advance of the scheduled competition. In addition, all competitors from that school must take the exam at the same time. Advance testing will be done at the discretion of the local and state coordinators and under proctored conditions.
MATHCOUNTS competitions are provided at four levels: school, chapter, state and national. Throughout the school year, coaches work with students on the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook problems.

In November and December, those coaches who have registered students for the competition receive the school competition by mail to give to Mathletes® in January. The School Competition can be used to assist a coach in determining which students should represent their school at the Chapter Competition in February. From there, the top teams and top individuals progress to the State Competition in March. The four top-scoring individuals and the top team coach progress to the MATHCOUNTS National Competition in May.

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