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.

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MATHCOUNTS Competition Series

Mathcounts FAQ

Mathcounts Coaches Info

2020 State Competition

Date:  March 7, 2020
Location:  Joliet Junior College Event Center

1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Illinois 60431

Approximate Schedule:
8:30am - 9:30am - Registration
9:30am - 9:45am - Announcements / Rules Review
9:45am - 12:00pm - Written Competition (Sprint Round, Target Round, Brief Break, Team Round)
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch (Provided for MATHLETES, 1 coach per school)
1:00pm - 1:15pm - Parade of MATHLETES
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Countdown Round - Top 16
2:00pm - 2:20pm - Awards
2:30pm - Brief National Team meeting

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Formerly the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Foundation
A registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization