The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person math contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest-running MATHCOUNTS program and is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.
MATHCOUNTS competitions are provided at four levels: school, chapter, state and national. The MathCounts school competition was held at JGMS in December, and the top 10 competitors continued on to the Chapter competition. All chapter competitors—whether they were team members or individuals—participated in the individual rounds of the competition; then just the 4 team members participated in the team round.
What does the test look like? Every MATHCOUNTS competition consists of 4 rounds — Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. Altogether the rounds take about 3 hours to complete.
2016 Team Members: (in alphabetical order)
Alan W. (8th grade)
Aneesha M. (8th grade)
Derek S. (8th grade)
Niles L. (6th grade)
2016 Individuals: (in alphabetical order)
Alex B. (8th grade)
Angela G. (6th grade)
Eddy Z. (6th grade)
Leon Z. (7th grade)
Prakhar G. (6th grade)
Rohan M. (7th grade)
The JGMS team ranked in the top 8 this year, but only the top 4 teams continue on to the State level competition. This is the third year that Alan, Aneesha, and Derek competed in the Chapter level competition, and all three of them ranked in the top third this year. We were very excited last year when Aneesha advanced to the State Competition held in Boston in March 2015.
Congratulations to the top ten competitors who made it to the Chapter Level this year. We are very proud of them!