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 click the link below. If you are interested in sponsoring the state competition, please contact us as info@ILEngineeringInitiative.org.

Interested in Participating?

Check out the links below for more information about the program.

MATHCOUNTS Competition Series

Mathcounts FAQ

Mathcounts Coaches Info

2022 Schedule

February 17 - Virtual Chapter Competitions

March 5 - Illinois State Competition in Skokie, IL

May 7 - 10
National Competition in Washington, DC

2022 State Competition

Congratulations to our first through fourth place Illinois State Winners! They will move on to compete in this year's National Competition in May, along with Coach Katie Fender from Daniel Wright Junior High School.

First Place

Victor Chen, University Of Chicago Laboratory School

Second Place

Christopher Sakaliyski, Edison Regional Gifted Center

Third Place

Dou Lai, Whitney Young Academic Center School

Fourth Place

Jonathan He, Daniel Wright Junior High School


Click here to access/download the top 25% of students report
Click here to access/download the top 40% of teams report

2021 State Competition

1st: Nate Maydanchik, Butler Junior High School
2nd: Andrew J Bukowski, Kennedy Junior High School
3rd: Angela Ho, Daniel Wright Junior High School
4th: Victor Chen, University of Chicago Laboratory School

Learn more about chapter competitions here.
Formerly the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Foundation
A registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization