Mathcounts is a national program that provides students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. The competition has four levels of competition: school, chapter, state and national. The school-level competition usually takes place in early November, the chapter- and state-level competitions are held in February and March, accordingly. The 2019 national competition will take place in Orlando, Florida from May 11-14, 2019.
Each level of competition is comprised of four rounds: Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. The Sprint round focuses on speed and accuracy (30 problems for 40 minutes, no calculator). The Target round focuses on problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. Students receive 4 pairs of problems and have 6 minutes to complete each pair, calculators are OK. The Team round focuses on problem-solving and collaboration. Students have 20 minutes to complete 10 math problems, calculators are OK. The Countdown round focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have a maximum of 45 seconds per problem without a calculator.I am interested!