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2016-2017 Tennessee State and Chapter Coordinators
Coordinator's Contact Information
Date of Competition
2240 Southerland Ave., Ste. 2
Knoxville, TN 37919
Chattanooga Chapter Coordinator
Jeffrey H. Parris, PE
Chattanooga Engineering Bldg.
Dr. Chris Cox
University of Tennessee
Dept of Civil & Environmental Eng.
325 John D.
Knoxville, TN 37996-2313
Chestnut Oak Dr.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
6625 Lenox Park Drive, Suite 117
Memphis, Tennessee 38115
Office: (901) 374-9109
Nitaya Chayangkura, PE
8 Cadillac Dr., Ste. 250
Brentwood, TN 37027
Tullahoma Chapter Coordinator
Harry Clark, PE, F.NSPE
4115 E Roarks Cove
Decherd, TN 37324
Upper East Chapter Coordinator
P. O. Box 511
Kingsport, TN 37662
TN Society of Professional Engineers
800 Fort Negley Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37203
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program
Competition Program provides the extra incentive and the
perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to
achieve more in mathematics. Consisting of fun and
creative problems, the MATHCOUNTS competitions have written
and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components.
Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems
focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National
Council of Teachers in Mathematics.
provided the materials for teachers and students to use as
they prepare for the competition series. Participants
then advance through School, Chapter and State Competitions
until the final 228 students are selected from fifty-seven
states and territories to advance to the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS
National Competition held each May. The National
Competition adds an additional individual component called
the Master's Round.
For more information, visit
The MATHCOUNTS Club Program
Often referred to as the MCP, the MATHCOUNTS Club Program
was introduced in 2007 for our 25th anniversary year.
The MCP is a fun, challenging and FREE program aimed at
engaging a wide spectrum of students. The MATHCOUNTS
Club Program provides schools with the structure and
activities to hold regular meetings of a math club.
Depending on the level of student and teacher involvement, a
school may receive a recognition plaque or banner and be
entered into drawings for prizes.
For more information, visit our Club
section of the web site.
MATHCOUNTS Reel Math Challenge
Sponsored in part by the
Department of Defense,
the Reel Math Challenge is an innovative program involving
teams of students using cutting-edge technology to create
videos about math problems and their associated concepts.
This new competition is meant to excite students about math
while allowing them to hone their creativity and
communication skills. Students will form teams consisting of
four students each to create a video based on one of the
problems included in the
published each year and distributed free of charge to
every middle school in the country. Each video must teach
the solution to the selected math problem as well as
demonstrate the real-world application of the math concept
used in the problem. For more information, visit, the
Reel Math Challenge page.
Here are some web sites that may
assist in preparing for the MATHCOUNTS competition program:
site has more than 500 problems that can help the students
prepare for the MATHCOUNTS competition.
The second site can be used by advanced students to see if
they are ready to take Calculus or College Algebra. It also
has many Trigonometry problems. This site is still growing
and more problems will be added in the future.
The third site has links to to the first two sites and has
many tests in mathematics and vocabulary. It has also many
drills to prepare for the SAT (Math, English,Vocabulary).
In all the math tests, solutions are provided and the
problems are given each time with may be different
How MATHCOUNTS Works
heightens student interest in mathematics by making math
achievement as challenging, exciting and prestigious as a
school sport. At the beginning of each school year,
distributes, free of charge, its School
Handbook and other materials to every middle school.
Teachers and volunteers use these materials to coach student
"mathletes," either as part of in-class instruction or as an
and industry partners provide schools with coaches for the
Mathletes® and assist in coordinating competitions. They
also host local MATHCOUNTS activities, such as workshops for
teachers, minority outreach programs and public awareness
events to encourage participation and promote the importance
of mathematics. The MATHCOUNTS competitions are organized at
four levels: school, chapter, state and national. Throughout
the school year, coaches work with students on the School
is pleased to
bring back the MATHCOUNTS Club Program for its second year.
This newer program may be used by schools as a stand-alone
program or incorporated into the student preparation for the
The MATHCOUNTS Club
Program provides schools with the structure and activities
to hold regular meetings of a math club. Depending on
the level of student and teacher involvement, a school may
receive a recognition plaque or banner and be entered into a
drawing for prizes. For further details on this
exciting program visit the
also has an active alumni
program encouraging past
participants to continue their involvement in the program.
Alumni return to the program to coach school teams, help
review program materials, volunteer at competitions and
serve as role models for current Mathletes®.
In December, coaches receive the school competition by mail,
and it is administered by coaches in early January. The
school competition can be used to assist a coach in
determining which four students from the school will proceed
to the chapter competition. The chapter competitions are
held at sites across Tennessee in February. From the chapter
competitions, the top teams and individuals
(how many is decided by the state coordinator)
progress to the state competition in Nashville in March.
From the state competition, the four top-scoring individuals
and the top team coach receive an all-expenses-paid trip to
2017 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Championship. Location TBA.
levels of competition, mathletes build self-confidence and
skills, as well as win prizes.
How many students participate?
nearly 6,000 schools register to participate annually from
all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories
and State Department and Dept. of Defense schools worldwide.
On average, more than 350,000 students participate in
MATHCOUNTS activities each year at the school level. Nearly
28,000 students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the
State and Defense Department school systems worldwide
participate annually in local MATHCOUNTS competitions.
Why MATHCOUNTS® Works
MATHCOUNTS motivates and rewards students by fostering
teamwork and a competitive spirit.
MATHCOUNTS is more than a competition. It involves
students and teachers in year-long coaching sessions and
helps students at all levels improve their
MATHCOUNTS builds math skills, promotes logical thinking
and sharpens students' analytical abilities.
middle school teachers with creative, state-of-the-art
curriculum materials, free of charge.
MATHCOUNTS introduces students to math-related careers
through contacts with engineers and other professionals
who serve as volunteers.
· MATHCOUNTS is educator-driven. Materials and activities are
structured to meet student needs, as identified by
educators. Members of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) develop these materials in accordance
with NCTM curriculum standards.
How Do I Get Involved?
a snap to get involved in MATHCOUNTS®.
Whether you'd like to start a school coaching program,
register for the competition, or volunteer to help conduct a
local program, MATHCOUNTS welcomes your involvement. Visit
one of the following areas for more information on your
Coach a MATHCOUNTS Team
Coaching a MATHCOUNTS team not only helps students by
stimulating their interest in mathematics, it also provides
some tangible benefits for a coach.
Volunteer with MATHCOUNTS
MATHCOUNTS provides a unique
opportunity for you to play an integral role in preparing
students to enter the workforce equipped with enhanced
mathematical skills. Individuals learn that mathematics can
be a challenging, fun and rewarding activity.
MATHCOUNTS make this worthwhile program available to all
middle school students across the
United States. MATHCOUNTS will turn your time
and your dollars into program-wide support, giving over
500,000 students the opportunity to excel in mathematics.
To help conduct a local program, which
may include visiting your neighborhood school to encourage
participation, coaching a school team, serving as a proctor
or scorer, or serving on a committee to organize a
MATHCOUNTS program, please contact the Tennessee State
at 615-242-2486 or one of the local
Chapter Coordinators listed above.