MATH SO FUN IT'S POPULAR? YEP. SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.
Welcome! We're happy you're interested in MATHCOUNTS!
Learn more below about the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series, plus our 2 free programs and free resources to help you build a math community. Click the buttons below to register or to sign up to get more info from Allie and Amanda from our outreach team.
You also can email us directly.
Click through buttons about how we build a community
We help students build a community of learners during a critical time of social development.
Middle school can be tough! Chances are, many of your defining childhood memories—for better or worse—are from grades 5-9. Studies show middle school is a critical juncture when students navigate new social norms and begin to forge their identities.
Our resources and programs are designed to create a sense of belonging and community.
Click through the buttons to learn more about how we make math collaborative and fun.
What Students Say
In a 2017 independent study, 84% of students said participation in MATHCOUNTS increased their excitement for math/STEM.
"Through MATHCOUNTS, I built friendships that will last a lifetime...The bond we built during MATHCOUNTS is a relationship that has only strengthened...MATHCOUNTS taught me how to step outside of my comfort zone and truly connect with the people around me without worrying about how they will view me. It led to the friendships I have today."
-Amelia, alumna from CA
What Teachers Say
In a 2021 survey, 97% of coaches said after participating in MATHCOUNTS, their students enjoyed math more.
"I love MATHCOUNTS for so many reasons that it's hard to pick just one...The students realize that math is fun and become highly motivated. They work hard, drive themselves and love to share their new-found knowledge and skills. MATHCOUNTS really helps students like math."
-Coach (anonymous survey)
MATHCOUNTS believes in bringing students together in person. The past few years have reaffirmed for us the importance of safe, in-person, social activities for students.
We're so excited to get back to fully in-person programming, including our 550+ in-person chapter and state competitions nationwide!
"It allowed my students to find a community of learners in a year that did everything it could to make us feel alone or apart."
-Coach (2021 anonymous survey)
Fun Math Experiences
MATHCOUNTS is fun! Seriously. Our competitions feel a lot like sporting events with thrilling match-ups and giveaways and bustling excitement. A lot of our club activities do not even feel like math...many kids think they're just playing games. Discussing cool problems or making a math video together just feels like you're hanging out with your friends...
Even struggling is fun if it feels like an interesting puzzle that makes you think! We change minds about math by making it genuinely fun.
"Being a part of this team for the next couple of years made my interest and ability in math skyrocket...I will never forget the excitement I felt waking up early in the morning every week to go to the MATHCOUNTS club for another fun and challenging meeting."
-Ram, alumnus from OR
Resources That Spark Discussion
MATHCOUNTS provides numerous ready-made resources to ensure teachers can spend their time engaging with their students, and we design activities for students that spark discussion, pique curiosity and are relevant to their lives.
We create the handbook every year with fresh practice problems and written step-by-step solutions for every problem. These help you guide your students in a discussion of the problems. Our math club explorations and games are designed to be done in small groups, and we provide discussion questions and extension ideas for teachers.
September - February
(typically 2-4 times per month)
A coach is often a math teacher, and we provide ready-made materials to make coaching a light-lift. These practices are a big part of what sets us apart. Students work together on problem sets and math explorations and discuss how they approached the problem. However many students are interested may participate in team meetings, and we'll mail you a kit of materials and give you online access to resources.
November - February
(but typically December or January)
However many students are interested may take the School Competition. Coaches can decide how to host this event. Many use the test material provided by MATHCOUNTS to determine which students from their school will compete at the chapter level, but if a coach already knows which kids will attend, it's also a great practice resource.
(typically a 4-hour event during a weekend)
In February, students from every registered school get to compete at one of 500 in-person chapter competitions across the country. From there, students can advance to the state level (March), and then national level (May), based on their scores. Your school's registration cost is based on the number of competitors you want to send to your local Chapter Competition (up to 12).
Year-round, especially January-May
(meet as often as you'd like!)
No matter how your school does at the Chapter Competition, your school's MATHCOUNTS program can last the entire year! Your students could work on a group club project to earn extra recognition through the National Math Club. Or they could submit a video that solves a math problem in a real-world scenario through the Math Video Challenge. Our 3 programs work well together or separately...make it your own!
Register Starting August 15!
We recommend registering as soon as possible so you can access all the incredible practice materials available to you and so your students have as much practice time as possible.
Get $60 off your school's max registration!
(limited time offer)
Pay just $30 per chapter competitor when you register by November 1. Register the max (12 competitors) and save $60!
Schools in underserved communities get an additional 50% discount. If your school is a public or charter school that receives School-wide Title I funding or has at least 40% of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, the cost is $15 per competitor ($180 max) if you register by November 1.