Nearly 40,000 middle school “Mathletes” across the country are sharpening their mathematical skills for a chance to compete in the 2008 MATHCOUNTS competition.
Participants in MATHCOUNTS compete with their classmates for the right to participate in local and state competitions where they can win prizes, scholarships and bragging rights. Statewide winners can advance to the national competition to be held in Denver in May.
This is the 25th anniversary of MATHCOUNTS, a program designed to help kids of all abilities develop math skills, self-confidence and teamwork to prepare them for a successful career. It is also a lot of fun.
It’s not too late to get involved in MATHCOUNTS. Just talk to your teacher or check out the MATHCOUNTS website at http://www.mathcounts.org for more information.