The top 102 math students in Montana from 32 middle schools across the state will compete in the State MATHCOUNTS Competition Friday, March 15 at Montana Tech in Butte.
Students who won their local MATHCOUNTS Competitions will participate in this state competition to determine the very best middle school Mathletes in Montana.
The four highest ranking students and the coach of the winning team will advance to the National MATHCOUNTS Competition in Orlando May 11 to rep[resent Montana.
“This competition features the brightest middle school students in our state,” said Dan Munson, MATHCOUNTS State Coordinator for Montana.
MATHCOUNTS is a combined math coaching and competition program. Students are tested on such topics as probability, statistics, linear algebra and polynomials. The competition consists of written tests and a fast-paced oral match.
More than six million students have participated in the MATHCOUNTS program since its inception in 1983.
Just how hard is this math? Try the Problem of the Week on their website, www.mathcounts.org and click on “Go Figure!”