GOLD LEVEL STATUS

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GOLD LEVEL STATUS

The highest level of recognition in the National Math Club awarded to clubs who complete a Gold Level Project.
Gold Level Project Options
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Club members will choose two of the three investigation options to complete: qualitative, quantitative & comparative. The students will create surveys and hypotheses, conduct their surveys, organize and present their data, and draw conclusions.

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Club members compete in the Math Video Challenge! The students will create a video that solves a problem from the 2021-2022 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook in a real-world setting and share the video's name with us to obtain Gold Level Status. (You must submit the Gold Level Application in order to be considered for Gold Level Status.) The Math Video Challenge is a great way for club members to develop multiple skill sets as they combine math, art, writing, acting and technology!

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Club members will complete a math-based service project! What you choose to do is flexible and up to the club leader to ultimately decide. Your club could organize and run a school math night, tutor younger students at your school or in the community or anything else you come up with. The goal is to incorporate math while giving back.

Gold Level FAQ

CAN MY CLUB APPLY FOR GOLD LEVEL STATUS WITHOUT FIRST ACHIEVING SILVER LEVEL?

Yes. You must meet the Silver Level requirements of a minimum of five club meetings, in person or virtual, in addition to completing the Gold Level Project. However, you may attest to this on the Gold Level Application when submitting your Gold Level Project evidence and application together.

MY CLUB HAS MORE THAN (OR FEWER THAN) 12 STUDENTS, BUT THERE IS ROOM FOR 12 STUDENT SIGNATURES ON THE GOLD LEVEL APPLICATION. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Your club is required to have a minimum of 4 students. As long as your form has 4 student signatures, your club’s application will be accepted. If you have more than 12 students, you may attach the additional student signatures to your application.

DO I NEED TO SUBMIT ANYTHING ASIDE FROM THE GOLD LEVEL APPLICATION?

Yes. You must submit evidence that the Gold Level Project was completed. The type of evidence submitted will depend on the final format of your club’s project. Applications without this evidence included will not be considered for Gold Level Status.

WHAT IS CONSIDERED ADEQUATE “EVIDENCE” OF THE COMPLETION OF THE GOLD LEVEL PROJECT?

The type of evidence will depend on the form of the club’s final presentation and the project option selected. This could include a physical or electronic copy of the project. In some instances, a video or photos of the project may be more appropriate. More information can be found at www.mathcounts.org/clubleaders. If you need help determining how to document your club’s project, please email [email protected].

WHEN ARE THE APPLICATION AND PROJECT DUE?

For your club to receive all prizes, as well as entry into the Gold Level drawings, MATHCOUNTS must receive your application and evidence by April 1, 2022. No applications will be accepted after June 1, 2022, and prizes cannot be guaranteed after April 1, 2022.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SEND MY APPLICATION AND GOLD LEVEL PROJECT EVIDENCE?

The application and evidence of the Gold Level Project should be received by MATHCOUNTS together. Therefore, if you are sending an electronic copy of the project, please include a scanned copy of the application. If you are mailing in a copy of the project, please include your application in that mailing (and keep photocopies of what you mail for your own records).

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE MATHCOUNTS TO PROCESS A GOLD LEVEL APPLICATION?

It takes up to 10 business days for MATHCOUNTS to process a Gold Level Application once it is received. If you do not hear from MATHCOUNTS about the status of your Gold Level Application within two weeks of submitting it, please email [email protected] to make sure your application and any accompanying materials were received.