MathCounts Academic Club

Last Updated: 10/1/2020 4:54 PM

SPONSOR:  

Beth Johnson, 6th Grade Math Teacher, Discovery Team Leader   beth.johnson@oldham.kyschools.us
502.241.0320, ext. 140

 

MATHCOUNTS is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  It is a national program that encourages interest in mathematics and science among all middle school students and is locally sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers.

  • MATHCOUNTS promotes math achievement with all the challenges of a school sporting event.
  • Student “mathletes” train individually and in teams and may compete in local, state, and national competitions.
  • Prizes are awarded at all levels.
  • Trophies and a $500 college scholarship are awarded at each of the 13 chapter competitions in Kentucky.
  • The four top winners at the state competition receive a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to WKU, UK or U of L, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national finals.
  • State competition winners in 5th through 10th each win a $1,500-a-year scholarship to either UK or U of L.
     

    Why should you participate in MathCounts?  It provides students with the following benefits:

  • a challenging and fun activity that helps you in your math classes;
  • a chance to share common interests with new and often long-lasting friends;
  • an opportunity to meet students from other schools;
  • the experience of developing teamwork skills;
  • a chance to vie for scholarships and prizes;
  • a sense of accomplishment that comes from setting and achieving goals;
  • an opportunity to explore mathematics and mathematics-related careers; and
  • a chance to explore cool mathematics that isn’t always taught in middle school classrooms.

     

    Practices will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.  There is NO bus transportation available for after school activities.  Students will need to be picked up by their parents no later than 5:10 p.m.  If a student is picked up late twice, their ability to participate may be in jeopardy.