ERIC Number: ED430781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
MATHCOUNTS School Handbook: Math Is Not a Spectator Sport, '98-'99.
MATHCOUNTS Foundation, Alexandria, VA.
MATHCOUNTS is a national coaching and competition program designed to stimulate 7th- and 8th-grade students' interest and achievement in mathematics. Teachers and volunteers coach students beginning each fall and continuing throughout the year. Participating schools can select individuals or four-person teams to compete in on-site competitions. Students compete in local meets in February, winners progress to state contests in March, and the top four scorers and top coach at the state competition represent their state at the national finals in May. Each year the MATHCOUNTS question writing committee selects and announces a special topic designed to stimulate student interest in mathematics. The special topic for the 1998-99 MATHCOUNTS program is Investigation and Exploration. This book provides detailed information about the competition, activities, and suggested workouts that can be completed in the coaching program. Contains 21 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: Competition, Creative Thinking, Investigations, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Education
MATHCOUNTS Foundation, 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2794; Tel: 703-684-2828; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://mathcounts.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MATHCOUNTS Foundation, Alexandria, VA.