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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.

Practice Plans
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:
  1. Warm-up: We start with a short problem set so Mathletes can practice related skills that will be expanded upon throughout the practice plan.
  2. The Problems: Next, a video introduces a common type of competition problem or a helpful problem-solving strategy with 2-3 example problems.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
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Make the Most of Your Free Resources

A book of 200 creative math problems, plus step-by-step solutions. A hard copy is mailed to every coach and posted online.


A weekly multi-part problem related to a holiday, season, special event or cool STEM topic. Problems of the Week are released each week, and solutions are released the following week.


Created by Art of Problem Solving, Minis provide detailed explanations for MATHCOUNTS problems and their associated math concepts, plus include activity sheets. They're great resources for math team practices.


Last year's school, chapter and state MATHCOUNTS competitions are available for free. We update these competitions throughout the year as the Competition Series takes place.

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Thank you to the National Competition Title Sponsor!