Presentation on theme: "Inspiring Excellence Through Math. 1)About MATHCOUNTS 2)MATHCOUNTS Programs MATHCOUNTS Competition Program MATHCOUNTS Club Program 3)Ways to Become Involved."— Presentation transcript:
Inspiring Excellence Through Math
1)About MATHCOUNTS 2)MATHCOUNTS Programs MATHCOUNTS Competition Program MATHCOUNTS Club Program 3)Ways to Become Involved 4)MATHCOUNTS Reach 5)Comparison of Data 6)Top 5 Career Paths
To secure Americas global competitiveness, MATHCOUNTS inspires excellence, confidence, and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs.
MATHCOUNTS is the premiere nationwide coaching, competition and enrichment program that motivates and rewards middle school students for math achievement. It includes participants in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and State Department and Defense Department schools.
Two Unique Programs: MATHCOUNTS Competition Program MATHCOUNTS Club Program
The Competition Program is an annual showcase for the knowledge, skill, speed, and teamwork of America's most gifted and dedicated young mathematicians.
1 National Champion is determined at the National Competition Countdown Round 48,000 middle schools receive free curriculum materials every year 100,000 students in 6,000 schools take part in intra-school competitions 40,000 students advance to one of 500 inter-school chapter competitions in February 57 State competitions take place in March 228 stellar students advance to the National Competition each May
The free Club Program provides the structure, activities and prizes for teachers to coach math clubs in their schools and encourages participation and inclusion of students of all ability levels.
Three levels of the MCP Bronze level – All schools who enroll a club –School receives free Club-in-a-Box Resource Kit Silver level – Clubs that have at least 12 * students take part in 5 Monthly Challenges during the year –Student receives certificate –School receives trophy –Club entered into drawing for $250 gift cards Gold level – Clubs that have at least 12 * students pass the Ultimate Challenge –All of silver level prizes, plus banner for the school –Entry into drawing for $500 gift cards and grand prize of all-expenses paid trip for teacher and 4 students to National Competition in Orlando * Minimum number of students in club based on school population
Ways to Get Involved Competition Volunteer –Least time commitment –Contact chapter or state coordinator Co-coach –Medium time commitment, anywhere from a few sessions to once a week –Contact current coach Coach –Largest time commitment –Contact school principal or teachers Donate –Financial or In-Kind Contribution –Contact chapter or state coordinator
Trends in Undergraduate Degrees Awarded by Degree- Granting Institutions Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Completions Survey Fall 2006 Source: MATHCOUNTS Alumni Survey Data National Student Data MATHCOUNTS Alumni Data *Red color indicates a STEM field
Top 5 Career Paths 1.Engineering/High-Tech Careers 2.Physical Sciences (ex. Medicine, Chemistry, Biotechnology) 3.Mathematics 4.Business Administration/Finance 5.Social Sciences (ex. Psychology, Sociology, Political Science)
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