• What is MathCounts?

    MATHCOUNTS is an academic, competition-based activity with tryouts, after school practices, and team contests at the local and regional levels. Interested students should see Mrs. Napier.

    About National MathCounts

    To secure America's global competitiveness, MATHCOUNTS inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs. With the generous support of all MATHCOUNTS sponsors and volunteers, and leadership of the National Society of Professional Engineers at the local and state levels, 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.

    The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program provides the extra incentive and the perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to achieve more in mathematics. Consisting of fun and creative problems that promote critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, the MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.

    How can I participate?

    Any JCMS student who is interested in being on the Math Counts team should see Mrs. Napier during the Fall semester. The MathCounts team members will be selected based on a student's individual understanding of Mathematical concepts and teacher recommendations. Students selected to be on the team will attend after-school practices. The MathCounts team competes in late January/early February in a local competition and again at a regional competition at Cape Fear Community College.