What is MATHCOUNTS?
MATHCOUNTS is a national math enrichment, coaching, and competition program for middle school students. In existence for over 35 years, MATHCOUNTS is one of the most successful education partnerships involving middle school students, educators, corporate sponsors, and volunteers. For more details, please visit http://www.mathcounts.org.
The Georgia MATHCOUNTS competitions are presented by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE). With a decline in students entering college to major in Engineering and/or Technology fields, GSPE has become a strong advocate and host of the Georgia MATHCOUNTS competitions to encourage students at the middle school level to strive for excellence in math and science. Enjoying the thrill and excitement of these core academic classes at the middle school level will lay the ground work for youth to recognize the importance of math and science as they mature into young adults making career choices.
Sponsors and Volunteers
With the financial support from organizations, individuals, and corporate sponsors, Georgia MATHCOUNTS has been an enormous success. GSPE has established the Georgia MATHCOUNTS Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, to fund Georgia’s MATHCOUNTS competitions. You can support these competitions by mailing a check (made payable to the Georgia MATHCOUNTS Foundation) to:
Georgia MATHCOUNTS Foundation 1266 West Paces Ferry Road, Suite 554 Atlanta, GA 30327
In addition to providing financial support, engineers, educators, and individuals from various professional careers dedicate their time and knowledge to ensure that Georgia MATHCOUNTS continues to be an outstanding program.
How Do I Participate In Georgia MATHCOUNTS?
To qualify for the Georgia MATHCOUNTS, mathletes first compete in their local area to qualify for the state competition. The top winning teams and individuals from their local competitions then advance to the Georgia MATHCOUNTS. Advancing to the state competition secures a chance for the mathelete to advance to the National MATHCOUNTS.
Due to COVID-19, chapter and state competitions will be held virtually in 2021. For more details, please visit https://www.mathcounts.org/competition-rules-faq. Because these competitions will be virtual, the need for volunteers is greatly reduced this year. However, we hope to resume in-person competitions in 2022 and would welcome your help then!