A total of 145 middle school students from 35 schools in Missouri will tackle math problems at the state Mathcounts competition March 25 at the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Mathcounts is a nationwide math program for students in grades 6-8, designed to address the problem of declining math skills among students at the pre-college level. The “mathletes” will take a series of individual and team tests on advanced levels of algebra, probability, statistics and geometry.
“Teachers and students have been preparing for the competition since the fall,” says Cliff Jarvis, coordinator of the state’s Mathcounts competition.
The four top-scoring individuals and the top team coach will represent Missouri at the Lockheed Martin National Mathcounts Competition May 11-14 in Arlington, Va.
The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers is organizing the competition.