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Florida MATHCOUNTS

MATHCOUNTS

2017 State MATHCOUNTS®
Competition Information

March 24, 2017
Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 

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National MATHCOUNTS website

Three unique programs to middle school teachers and students:

  1. The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series
  2. National Math Club
  3. Math Video Challenge
  4. New for 2014 – Fundraising Tool:  MATHCOUNTS Solve-A-Thon

What is MATHCOUNTS?

MATHCOUNTS is providing today’s students with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.  MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.

Currently in our 30th year, MATHCOUNTS is one of the country's largest and most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students. President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald W. Reagan have all recognized MATHCOUNTS in White House ceremonies.  MATHCOUNTS inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs.   The MATHCOUNTS program has received two White House citations as an outstanding private sector initiative. Particularly exciting for our Mathletes® were the hour-long ESPN programs on each of the National Competitions from 2003-2005. In 2011 the National Competition returned to ESPN with a live broadcast on ESPN3.

MATHCOUNTS programs involve students and teachers in year-long coaching sessions and help middle school students at all learning levels improve their problem-solving skills. Materials are currently distributed to every middle school in the U.S., impacting the lives of over 250,000 U.S. middle school students annually.

How is FES Involved in MATHCOUNTS?

The Florida Engineering Society (FES) is proud to have sponsored Florida MATHCOUNTS since it's origination in 1983.  In Florida, participating middle schools compete individually or as part of a team in one of nineteen FES Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competitions held in February.  The size of the chapter competitions are steadily increasing as FES strives to make it more exciting and fun, and include greater numbers of students than the previous year.

FES Chapters in turn send their winning teams and individuals to the state competition held in Orlando in March.  Mathletes® compete to advance to the National MATHCOUNTS Competition, typically held in May of each year. All Mathletes® must be in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, and have typically been coached for several months by their middle school within their daily curriculum and/or on personal time. Each competition includes both written and oral math testing on a very high level.

At the State Competition, FES awards top teams and individuals with trophies, scholarships, and cash, coordinates special guest speakers and volunteers, takes all participants to an Orlando Magic game, where the top four individuals are recognized on center court at half time.  The top four individuals go one to represent Florida, on an all-expense-paid trip, to the National MATHCOUNTS Competition.  This winning state team also participates in two FES-sponsored retreats in preparation for the national event.     All of this would not be possible without the support of the generous sponsors and volunteers.

MATHCOUNTS Works Because It:

  • Motivates and rewards students by fostering team problem solving and competitive spirit;
  • Is more than a competition. It involves students and teachers in year long coaching sessions and helps students at varied skill levels;
  • Builds math skills, promotes strategic problem solving and challenges students to sharpen their analytical abilities;
  • Gives America's sixth, seventh and eighth grade math teachers incentive to excel in the classroom and provides state of the art materials to enhance education in the classroom;
  • Stimulates student interest in math by introducing students to math related careers through contacts with engineers and other program volunteers;
  • Is educator-driven. Materials and activities are structured to meet student needs identified by educators and are written each year by members of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in keeping with the NCTM curriculum standards.

Chapter

Coordinator

Chapter
Event Date

Big Bend

Audra H. Hayden, P.E.

2/11/2017

Broward

Gary Kienzle, PE

1/28/2017

Calusa

Sally Goldman

2/25/2017

Central Fl

Benjamin Pernezny

2/18/2017

Daytona Beach

Randy Coslow

2/11/2017

Emerald Coast

Randy Hilburn

2/4/2017

Forest

Deanna Morey

2/11/2017

Gulf Coast

Jennifer S. Aldridge, E.I., CFM

2/24/2017

Indian River

Andrew Petersen

2/24/2017

Miami

Lin Li

2/19/2017

Myakka

Jimmy Jackson, P.E.

2/3/2017

North Central

Andrew Roberts

2/3/2017

Northeast Florida

Rachel Back

2/10/2017

Northwest Florida

Sarah Sanchez

2/11/2017

Palm Beach

Fattoush Jafar, P.E., PhD

TBA

Pinellas

Jonathan Gotwald

2/11/2017

Ridge

Mark Frederick

2/4/2017

Tampa

Martine Fils-Aime, P.E.

2/17/2017

Treasure Coast

Dan Zrallack

2/3/2017