MATHCOUNTS is a national 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that uses a mathematics based competition to interest middle school students in engineering and science. MATHCOUNTS was started in Illinois over 30 years ago with the goal of providing enriching extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high-quality resources to educators.

The Illinois State competition is sponsored by the IEI and administered by ISPE staff and volunteers. ISPE chapters hold regional competitions during the month of February and the best teams advance to the state competition in March. Winners of the state competition then advance to the National Championships which occur in May.

For more information about MATHCOUNTS – or if you’re interested in participating – visit the links below.

2023 State Winners

Congratulations to our Illinois State Winners! They will move on to compete in this year’s National Competition in May.

First Place

Grant Blitz, Science And Arts Academy

Second Place

Eric Zhang, Daniel Wright Junior High School

Third Place

Amritha Praveen, Aptakisic Junior High School

Fourth Place

Christopher Sakaliyski, Whitney Young Academic Center School

2024 Schedule

Schedule TBD

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