This Year's Handbook
For the General Public

The 2020-2021 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook contains 200 creative problems meeting National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Grades 6-8 Standards. Problems are indexed according to topic and difficulty level, and also are mapped to the Common Core State Standards.

Download this version for free, or purchase the handbook with 200 problems and step-by-step solutions at the MATHCOUNTS online store.

For Coaches

This version of the handbook contains the same 200 problems in the general public version, plus 50 extra problems and step-by-step solutions for all 250 problems. Officially registered coaches must log in to get the 2020-2021 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook with solutions. Coaches also receive a hard copy version of this resource as part of their School Competition Kit, which is mailed after they register their school.

Non-coaches can purchase the handbook with 200 problems and step-by-step solutions at the MATHCOUNTS online store.

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Interactive MATHCOUNTS Platform
Access this year's handbook with solutions, as well as other past handbooks and competitions for free on the Interactive MATHCOUNTS Platform! With this reboot of popular MATHCOUNTS materials, powered by NextThought, students can discuss problems in real time, access helpful teaching video resources, receive help from coaches and collaborate with teammates and peers across the country. This online community continues to grow and MATHCOUNTS materials are updated each year.
Features Allow Users to:
  • Participate in forums with other members of the MATHCOUNTS online community;
  • Personalize their own page and post thoughts to share with others;
  • Bookmark pages, add notes, comments and questions and show work through digital whiteboards;
  • Access content from any computer with a modern web browser through the cloud-based platform;
  • Assess student or team performance using interactive problems;
  • Receive immediate feedback, including solutions, to help develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • View related videos correlated to MATHCOUNTS problems;
  • Find MATHCOUNTS content and user-generated annotations easily using advanced search and filter features;
  • Build personal learning networks through collaborative features;
  • Discuss problems in real time using the chat function...and more!