Season Dates: October - March
Meeting Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:45-4:00 P.M.
Membership Requirements: Love of math!
Sponsor: Roslyn Stern
Club Description: MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging contests. The program is geared towards students who love math, problem solving and pattern recognition. We learn ways to figure out tricks to solve math problems in unique and quick ways. The after-school program "trains" into January, and then an official team of 10 is selected to represent Preston at a regional competition (and at the state and national level if the team qualifies). The competition is a bit like a spelling bee, but with math! Most aspects of the competition have a time component...who can get the correct answer first or who can answer the most correct answers in the time allotted. We also have a 6th-hour elective class for students who are interested in a math enrichment but may or may not be interested in the competition aspect. Subject matter includes algebra, geometry, combinatorics counting, and number theory.