The National Math Club FAQ
The eligibility rules of the National Math Club state that a group must consist of at least 4 U.S. students in grades 6-8 and have regular in-person or virtual meetings to participate in the National Math Club. MATHCOUNTS defines a U.S. student as any student who either (1) attends a school located in a U.S. state or territory or (2) attends an overseas school that is affiliated with the U.S. Departments of Defense or State. MATHCOUNTS gives club leaders the flexibility to use the provided club resources in the way that works best for their students, and does not require registered clubs to complete certain activities or follow a set schedule.
The rules and requirements for Silver and Gold Level are explained in the Club Leader Guide and in the Club Dashboard.
Questions regarding the rules of the National Math Club should be addressed to the MATHCOUNTS national office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Program Questions
What exactly does a math club consist of? What do students do in this program?
Math club meetings will vary by group, but the National Math Club suggests using the Club Leader Calendar, which outlines weekly activities that last 30-90 minutes. Every activity can be used by groups of any size and students of just about every math skill level. All games use everyday materials, and some also can be played using the free MATHCOUNTS Club App.
Usually beginning in the fall, students attend math club meetings led by their club leaders, using free resources provided by MATHCOUNTS. Then, clubs have the option of applying for Silver and Gold Level status to earn additional recognition. Learn more about the program. Learn more about the role of a club leader.
Is the National Math Club in my area?
Yes! Math clubs have been established in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and in schools worldwide affiliated with the Dept. of Defense and State Department. Any U.S. middle school or non-school group with students in grades 6-8 can register.
Please refer to the list of Registered Math Clubs for 2020-2021 to see if your student’s school or group already has registered for this year.
Who is eligible to participate?
Any group of at least 4 U.S. students in grades 6-8 that has regular in-person or virtual meetings is eligible to participate in the National Math Club.
Students enrolled in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate in the National Math Club. Both schools and non-school groups such as tutoring/enrichment centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts troops and National Society of Black Engineers Junior Chapters are eligible to participate, as long as the group meets the eligibility requirements stated above.
Can a student participate in more than one MATHCOUNTS program?
Yes! We encourage students to participate in all 3 MATHCOUNTS programs.
Learn more about the Math Video Challenge. Both schools and non-school groups are eligible to participate in the Math Video Challenge, so every math club also can participate in this program.
Learn more about the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series. Students should participate in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series through their official school of record.
How do I register for the National Math Club?
Any adult who leads a group that meets the eligibility requirements can register for free as a math club.
Register online here. This is our preferred method with faster processing, so you'll get your materials sooner!
Can a school or organization have more than 1 officially registered club?
Yes! Multiple teachers/troop leaders from the same school/organization can register for the National Math Club, as long as the individual club leader is different for each club and the group meets the eligibility requirements.
How much does it cost to participate and what comes with a registration?
Registration is completely free, thanks to the support of our sponsors. Registered club leaders receive the free club kit, online access to activities and the MATHCOUNTS Club App—all of which provide resources and games for running club meetings.
Registered clubs also can go for awards and prizes within the National Math Club by applying for Silver and Gold Level Status, which is explained below.
Registered Club Leader Questions
Where can I find the club resources online?
Log in to the Club Dashboard. Games, math explorations, problem sets, Silver and Gold Level instructions and MATHCOUNTS Club App links will be posted in mid-August when registration opens.
When can I expect to receive my mailed Club Kit?
Club Kits are mailed on a rolling basis from mid-August 2020 through mid-June 2021. Generally kits arrive 1-3 weeks after we receive your registration. If you have not received your kit within 3 weeks of registering, please email email@example.com
What is Silver Level Status and how can my club achieve it?
Silver Level Status recognizes and rewards those clubs with active participation. Clubs that have met a minimum of 5 times (with the minimum 4 students at each meeting) can earn Silver Level. Club leaders can apply online or download the offline form at the Club Dashboard. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both in-person and virtual club meetings count towards the Silver Level requirement.
Silver Level clubs that apply by the deadline receive a pennant, MATHCOUNTS pencils, certificates for students and entry into a drawing for a $200 gift card (20 drawing winners selected). See last year's winning Silver Level clubs.
What is Gold Level Status and how can my club achieve it?
Gold Level Status recognizes and rewards those clubs with active participation and collaboration. Clubs that already have satisfied the Silver Level requirements are eligible to apply, and must complete the Gold Level Project and submit an application and proof of the project's completion. Club leaders can find additional information and the application at the Club Dashboard. Clubs can work on their Gold Level Project in-person or virtually.
Gold Level clubs that apply by the deadline receive a banner, MATHCOUNTS pencils, certificates for students, entry into a drawing for a $300 gift card (4 drawing winners selected) and entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a $300 gift card and an all-expenses-paid trip for 4 students and the club leader to attend the 2021 Raytheon Technologies MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, DC (1 drawing winner selected). See last year's winning Gold Level clubs.
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