MathCounts

 

2016 Vermont State Team

Henry Wu, Essex Middle School; Ragulan Sivakumar, F.H. Tuttle Middle School, Kai Williams, Vergennes Middle School; Nathan Wu, Essex Middle School; State Coach John Radimer, F.H. Tuttle Middle School

2016 First Place Team – F.H. Tuttle Middle School

Ragulan Sivakumar, Kelly Xu, Cindy Yang, Victoria Chang

Coaches:  John Radimer, Kailey Yang

What is MATHCOUNTS?

MathCounts is NSPE's national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests. Vermont's MathCounts program is in its 32nd year and focuses on middle school students in their formative years to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are eligible to participate in MathCounts.

Who participates in MATHCOUNTS?


MathCounts exists in all 50 states and 6 U.S. territories, and approximately 50 Vermont middle schools have participated in recent years. Both teams of students and individual students can enter the competition.

2016 First Place Individual and 2016 Countdown Round Winner – Ragulan Sivakumar – Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School

Why should my school and I participate?

Best reason -- It's the most fun with math that 6 th, 7 th, and 8 th grade students can have!
Additional benefits include students' greatly increased proficiency in math, increased interest in pursuing mathematical or technical careers, and increased SAT scores. Many schools have incorporated MathCounts materials into their math curricula.

Vermont MathCounts Coach Extraordinaire -- John Radimer, F. H. Tuttle Middle School

Where can I get materials and more information to participate in MATHCOUNTS?

Registration materials are mailed to all Vermont middle schools in the fall. Additionally each year the MathCounts School Handbook, which is designed to prepare students for the excitement and challenge of the MathCounts competition, is distributed free to approximately 50,000 schools nationwide. Two MathCounts programs are available to middle schools – the MathCounts Competition Program, for which there is a team entry fee, and the MathCounts Club Program, which is free to all participants. A wealth of additional resources is available online for participating teachers, including free competition sets. For more detailed information, check out the MathCounts Foundation website at www.mathcounts.org.

I'm definitely interested -- Whom should I contact?

For additional information, contact:

Title

Name

Email

State Coordinator

Joe Kudrle 
Professor, UVM

 

jkudrle@uvm.edu

 

State Co-Cordinator

KC Norris, PE
Consulting Engineer

 

kcnorris1@myfairpoint.net

Northwest Regional Coordinator

(Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille Counties)

Joe Kudrle
Professor, UVM

jkudrle@uvm.edu

Southwest Regional Coordinator

(Addison, Rutland, Bennington Counties)

Rodney Ward
Consultant

Rodney.Ward@ge.com

 

 

Southeast Regional Coordinator

(Windham, Windsor, Orange Counties)

Moses Tefe

Professor, Norwidh University 

mtefe@norwich.edu

 

Northeast Regional Coordinator

(Orleans, Essex, Caledonia, Washington Counties)

Daisy McCoy
Professor, Lyndon State College

Daisy.McCoy@lsc.vsc.edu