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MATHCOUNTS School Handbook

2016-2017 MATHCOUNTS Student Handbook

Each year the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook is provided electronically for free to every middle school in the U.S. It contains 250 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 the 2017-2018 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook here!

Important Note About This Handbook

This version of the handbook includes an answer key, but not the solutions, which give step-by-step explanations of how to solve each problem. Officially registered coaches in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series receive the complete hard-copy of the 2017-2018 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook as part of the School Competition Kit, as well as online access to the complete handbook with solutions.

  • Competition Coaches: Please log in here to download the complete handbook with solutions.
  • Middle School Math Educators: Learn more about the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series here.

Check out the Interactive MATHCOUNTS Platform!

Access the 2017-2018 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, as well as other past handbooks and competition materials 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 new MATHCOUNTS materials are added each year.

Here are just some of the features of the Interactive MATHCOUNTS Platform:

  • Participate in forums with other members of the MATHCOUNTS online community.
  • Personalize your own page and post thoughts to share with others.
  • Bookmark pages; add notes, comments and questions; and show your work through digital whiteboards. All interactions are contextually stored and indexed within the resource you're using.
  • 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 your 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 your personal learning network through collaborative features.
  • Discuss problems in real time using the chat function.

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