About MATHCOUNTS at Jenks Middle School
First Practice for the 2016-17 school year will be Thursday, September 8th!
1. What is MATHCOUNTS?
a. A Math competition consisting of:
i. Sprint Rounds--30 problems in 40 minutes Calculator NOT permitted
ii. Target Round--8 problems: four sets of two problems, six minutes each. Calculator Used
iii. Team Round--10 problems in 20 minutes--Team works together Calculator Usediv. Countdown Round--fast paced oral competition for the top scoring individuals Calculator NOT permitted
b. Levels of competition
i. School, Selects top 8 students--top four for team; 4 individual (late January)
ii. Regional--In Tulsa for the winners at the school competition (Usually early February)
iii. State--Top teams from Regional competitions--all expenses paid trip (Usually early March)
iv. National--Top 4 individuals from the state--all expenses paid trip to Arlington, VA. (with the coach from the 1st place team)
2. Expectations of MATHCOUNTS.
a. Attend practices every week
c. Help each other/teach each other
d. Those who want to do well will need to do more than just the minimum assignments--MATHCOUNTS is not about grades, its about getting better at Math. Here are some recommended sites for extra practice.
i. MATHCOUNTS Problem of the Week
ii. Math Jams
iii. Problems from other approved competitions (Bonus credit will be given for extra work completed and correct.)
iv. Competitions on the student website (given in practice)
3. What we do in the practices (in Room 2506)
a. Check/correct assignments (help each other). Done as students arrive.
d. Practice Round
e. Practices last till 4:00
f. From 4:00-4:30 is optional time for those wanting to do CountDown rounds
4. Selecting the top students/grading
a. Warm-up/Workouts 8%
b. Weekly competitions 18%
c. Quizzes 8%
d. School Sprint/Target round averaged with a State Sprint/Target (double weight on State round) 64%
e. Additional Work Completed.
f. Attendance 2%
5. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:35 till 4:00 PM in Room 2403 (Optional CountDown round practice from 4:00 till 4:30). You are incouraged to attend both weekly practices.
Additional practice/lesson time will be during Recharge time. Students will be expected to assist in teaching during this time.
6. How Jenks Middle School did in previous seasons:
2005: 1st in state. Two team members advanced to Nationals (Oklahoma took 6th place)
2006: 2nd in state. One team member advanced to Nationals.
2007: 1st in state. Two team members advanced to Nationals.
2008: 2nd in state. One team member advanced to Nationals.
2009: 2nd in state. One team member advanced to Nationals.
2010: 1st in state. Two team members advanced to Nationals.
2011: 3rd in state, One team member advanced to Nationals.
2012: 1st in state, Two team members advanced to Nationals.
2013: 1st in state, Two team members advanced to Nationals.
2014: 2nd in state, Two team members advanced to Nationals.
2015: 2nd in state, One team member advanced to Nationals.
2016: 2nd in state.