We are so happy you're considering coaching in the Competition Series!
Learn a little more about the basics of the program and great free resources available to coaches. Download our Guide for New Coaches to get more details about what it means to coach Mathletes in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series.
Wondering where to start to make sure your Mathletes are prepared to compete?
Look no further! Practice Plans are 45-60-minute mini-lessons that cover a particular math topic or skill that will help Mathletes on MATHCOUNTS competitions. Best of all, they're free!
Practice Plans Consist of 4 Parts:
- Warm-up: We start with a short problem set so Mathletes can practice related skills that will be expanded upon throughout the practice plan.
- The Problems: Next, a video introduces a common type of competition problem or a helpful problem-solving strategy with 2-3 example problems.
- Piece it Together: Next, Mathletes solve a set of related problems to build on the strategies and skills they learned in the Warm-Up and problems video.
- Optional Extension: We'll end with a related activity, puzzle or game to give Mathletes a fun opportunity to apply their problem-solving skills creatively!