RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES

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RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES

We are grateful for Raytheon Technologies' support of the
MATHCOUNTS Foundation!
 

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Our Partnership with Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies has sponsored MATHCOUNTS for more than a decade.

As the Title Sponsor of the MATHCOUNTS National Competition, Raytheon Technologies provides critical support that enables MATHCOUNTS to serve thousands of students and educators nationwide.

Get involved!

On this page, learn more about how you can support MATHCOUNTS in your community. Highlighted opportunities:

  • Start a MATHCOUNTS program at a local middle school.
  • Spread the word about our programs and resources.
  • Volunteer in numerous virtual and in-person roles.
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Our Mission

We change minds about math.

MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving.

Fun programs for grades 6-8!

A national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests.

A national middle school mathematics enrichment program that gives educators the resources and guidance needed to run math clubs in schools and other groups.

A national middle school contest that blends math, creativity, art and technology and challenges students to produce a video solving a math problem in a real-world setting.

How to Start MATHCOUNTS at a School
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1. Find a School

Search in our lists of registered schools and registered clubs. If a school is not listed, then it is not yet participating in MATHCOUNTS.

Complete the webform below and we'll send you a list of underserved schools in your area that aren't currently participating.

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2. Reach Out

Once you've identified a school where you'd like to establish a MATHCOUNTS program, find the email or phone number of the principal, math teacher or math department head at the school.

Most school websites include faculty contact info. Refer to our key talking points for email suggestions.

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3. Make the Case

Explain how the program works and why it's effective. If you're a MATHCOUNTS alum or parent of an alum, talk about your own positive experiences!

Helpful resources:
Key talking points
Program one-pagers
Promotional postcards
School Handbook resource

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4. Work with a Teacher

If you're interested, consider offering to lead the school's MATHCOUNTS team or club. Many people also volunteer by working with a math teacher...

Your role might be to: plan and run meetings/practices and encourage the students.

The teacher's role might be to: recruit students, register, provide classroom space and chaperone the students.

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Online registration
5. Register

Work with school admins or a teacher to register the school as soon as possible. If you're working with a teacher, ensure both of you are listed on the registration.

Competition Series
by Dec. 17 for $15-35 per competitor

National Math Club
anytime for free

Math Video Challenge
by Jan. 11 for free

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6. Work with Students

We encourage you to host meetings or practices regularly—either online or in-person. Once your school is registered, you'll get access to all the materials you need, including the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, the Handbook Remix, practice plans with videos, club activities and more!

For Competition Series participants, the Chapter Competition will take place in February 2022.

Highlighted Resources

MATHCOUNTS programs are for all US students in grades 6-8, and people worldwide can use hundreds of math lessons, videos and math problems MATHCOUNTS provides online for free!

Highlighted Volunteer Roles
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Trainings and Webinars
Problem of the Week (POTW) Author

Write a set of 2-3 math problems related to your area of work, a holiday or timely news event. POTW problems and solutions are posted online each week for grades 6-8 students and math teachers to use for free.

Math background needed
Virtual, 4-8 hours

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Math Video Challenge Judge

Watch and score 12 videos submitted by teams in the Math Video Challenge. Judges are given a rubric, judging guidelines and links to past examples of high-scoring videos, and help us determine the 4 finalist videos.

STEM, education, communication or film background needed
Virtual, 2-6 hours

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Scholarship App Reviewer

Read and score 10-20 applications for the Community Coaching Scholarship for MATHCOUNTS alumni. Reviewers are given a rubric and anonymized applications, and help us determine the semifinalists and finalists.

No special skills needed
Virtual, 2-6 hours

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