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MATHCOUNTS ®is a national math enrichment, coaching
competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state & territory. Sponsored by PENC & NSPE, MATHCOUNTS® is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors & students.

MATHCOUNTS - PENC Supporting Math Education
Each year, increasing numbers of schools are discovering MATHCOUNTS, a program that rewards students for excellence in mathematics. Hundreds of North Carolina students participate in MATHCOUNTS competitions held in February each year. This nationwide math competition for sixth, seventh and eighth graders is sponsored in North Carolina by PENC with the cooperation of the NC Department of Public Instruction, the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and several corporate sponsors.

MATHCOUNTS prepares students for advanced mathematics courses and for careers in many technical fields, including engineering. The program offers our members a positive way to support and strengthen math education at the junior-high level. Our specific goals for MATHCOUNTS are:

·         To increase students' motivation to be "math literate" by giving recognition to outstanding math students.

·         To educate the public about the importance of mathematics and the role math-oriented jobs playin our technological society.

·         To help strengthen math curricula in our schools

How the Program Works
Each Program has a MATHCOUNTS chairman (listed in the right frame of this page) directing a committee to encourage school participation, produce publicity, secure local sponsors, and organize volunteers to run the competitions. PENC provides each chairman with a Chapter Competition Planning Guide that recommends procedures for organizing the competition.

In August, Mathcounts sends schools registration materials. Throughout the fall, teachers at participating schools coach their students and administer an in-school competition. These activities spur students to view math as challenging, rewarding, and fun. Teachers select students to be a member of the school's team. A team consists of four members, up to six individuals, and coach. Beginning in February, the teams compete at one of Program competitions held across the state.

Each competition consists of written and oral contests requiring both team and individual work. Team and individual winners are selected based on the combined scores of the contests. The top-scoring teams at the local level advance to the state competition held in March. The four top-scoring individuals at the state competition from the North Carolina team enter the national competition All travel expenses to the national finals are paid by national MATHCOUNTS sponsors.

North Carolina Students are Winners
Teams from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Panama, the State Department and Defense Department Schools compete at the national level. North Carolina students consistently do well in the competition and always win from the experience even when they do not bring home a trophy.

Chapters report that MATHCOUNTS is the most exciting program initiated by NSPE in recent years. The program is an excellent opportunity to involve new members and is also attracting the support of our long-time members.

If you have not seen a MATHCOUNTS competition, don't miss out again! Many volunteers are needed on the actual day of the competition. A small amount of volunteered time can make a big difference with MATHCOUNTS.  Reach out to one of the local Program Chairmen and volunteer.

2019 MathCounts Events:

Triangle Chapter
Date: February 9, 2019
Location: Athens Dr. High School Raleigh, NC

North Piedmont Chapter
Date: February 9, 2019
Location: NCA&T

South Central Chapter
February 16, 2019 
Location: Snyder Memorial Baptist Church 701 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, NC

Eastern Carolina Chapter
Date: February 2, 2019, February 9, 2019 snow date 
Location: South Central High School, Winterville, NC

Hickory Regional Competition:
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Location: Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602

2018 -  2019 MathCounts Program Coordinators

North CarolinaState 
MATHCOUNTS Coordinator
Name: Marc Worth, PE
Email: mworth@scana.com
Phone: (828) 890-7554

State Competition Coordinator 
Name: Bob Via, PE
Email: bobvia@nc.rr.com
Phone: 919-971-8819

Raleigh Chapter
Name: Amit Sachan, PE, CFM
Company: Project Director, Public & Private Mid Atlantic Atkins
Email: amit.sachan@atkinsglobal.com
Phone: 919-431-5253

Greenville Chapter 
Name:Carl Bonner, PE
Company:Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Phone: (252) 353-1600

Greensboro Chapter 
Name: James Chandler, PE
Company: AC Corporation
Phone: 336-271-6303

Wilmington Chapter
Name: Bryan McCabe, PE
Company: Pender County Utilities.
Phone: 910-259-0212

Charlotte Chapter 
Name: Tommy Sherard, PE
Company: Duke Energy Corp.
Phone: 704-382-7740

Asheville Chapter 

Name: Marc Worth, PE
Company: PSNC Energy
Phone: 828-670-3520

Wake Forest / Winston-Salem Chapter
Name: Dr. Frank Moore,  
Company: Wake Forest University
Email:  moorewf@wfu.edu

Hickory Chapter 
Name: Bill Roberts, PE
Company: Duke Energy
Phone: (828) 323-2772

Fayetteville Chapter 
Name: Gerald Croll
Email: geraldcroll@msn.com

High Country / Boone
Name: David Phipps, PE
Phone: 336-620-3262

Durham / Orange

Get involved in MATHCOUNTS
Contact your chapter representative today!

North Carolina State MathCounts 2018 Top 10 Teams and Students

The coach from the top team - Smith Middle - and the top 4 students make up the team going to National Mathcounts representing North Carolina

 Top 10 Teams

1 - Smith Middle
2 - Carnage Middle School
3 - Thales Academy Apex
4 - Davis Drive Middle School
5 - Mills Park Middle School
6 - Triangle Math and Science Academy
7 - Guy B. Phillips Middle
8 - Community House Middle
9 - Randolph IB Middle School
10 - Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy

Top 10 Individuals

1 - Ferguson, Michael - Thales Academy Apex
2 - Wu, Eric - Triangle Math and Science Academy
3 - DeJong, Leo - Smith Middle
4 - Zeng, Terence - Jay M Robinson
5 - Mohanraj, Bhushan - Randolph IB Middle School
6 - Li, Ben - Smith Middle
7 - Subramani, Vibhu - Carnage Middle School
8 - Velmineti, Sukrith - Carnage Middle School
9 - Zhu, Isaac - Davis Drive Middle School
10 - Hasanaliyev, Kenan - Triangle Math and Science Academy

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