MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels in order to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success.
For more than 30 years MATHCOUNTS has provided enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high-quality resources to educators. Every child is unique, but we believe all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they come to us already passionate about math, or intimidated by it.
There are many paths to math. We work to ensure that all students discover theirs.
Beginning on the fall, Solon Middle School students meet weekly for an hour and 15 minutes to roll up our sleeves and work together to tackle math problems; we help each other and learn from each other. In November, all MATHCOUNTS members take a test to determine who will make the team of 10 to compete at the regional level. This regional competition takes place in February, and students compete in teams and/or individually to move onto the state competition in March. Students that make it to the state level are then competing to move onto the national competition in the spring.
For more information about the national MATHCOUNTS organization, check out their website: www.mathcounts.org/
MATHCOUNTS Advisors: Alexis Volk, SMS Interventionist, and Paula Hardy, SMS 7th Grade Math Teacher