Welcome to the West Ridge MathCounts page! This is home to the 2015-16 AND 2016-17 2nd place Travis Chapter MathCounts team!
MathCounts is a math problem solving program for students in grades 6 - 8. Each year, West Ridge sends a team to the TSPE (Texas Society of Professional Engineers) sponsored local competition held in February. Students qualify for this by attending practice meetings and taking a test in January at school. Qualifying teams and individuals from the local competition are then eligible to compete at the state competition in March. The national competition is held in May.
The MathCounts Competition consists of 4 rounds:
Sprint Round - 30 problems in 40 minutes, each problem worth 1 point, no calculators
Target Round - 8 problems given in pairs (2 at a time), 6 minutes a pair, each problem worth 2 points, calculators allowed
Team Round - 10 problems in 20 minutes, teams of 4 students, calculators allowed
Countdown Round - top 10 individual scorers go against each other in pairs to see who can answer accurately the fastest
In addition to participation in MathCounts, we will attend and compete in other math activities, such as the AMC 8 and AMC 10/12 (American Mathematics Competition).
We meet on Wed. mornings at 7:30 am in room 215. Ms.Simmerson is the school sponsor for MathCounts team.
The coach for MathCounts is Dr. Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are a parent that loves math and would like to be involved, please contact him.
The WRMS MathCounts meeting for the semester will be on Wednesday at 7:30 am in room 215.
AMC 8 will be held in Room 215 on Tuesday 7:30AM Nov 14th, 2017 (No MathCounts meeting on Nov 15th)
West Ridge MathCounts team won 1st place in 14th Annual Mathletes in Action competition.
To improve your MathCounts skills:
Please go to http://artofproblemsolving.com/mathcounts_trainer/ and sign up for the MathCounts trainer. You can solve problems there, and solutions are given.
We will be doing leveled problems available for pick up at meetings. You can take an assignment and complete it on another sheets of paper. Show your work and thinking process. Turn it in at a meeting and get feedback and corrections. When you are ready, level up to harder problems. This is a way to gain "experience points" which will be factored into team selection.
Mathletes in Action: October 14th, 2017
MMC: October 30th, 2017
AMC 8: Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 @ 7:30 am
AMC 10: Wed., February 7, 2018 @ 7 am
AMC 12: Thurs., February 15, 2018 @ 7 am
MathCounts Chapter competition: Feb 3rd, 2018 at UT's JJ Pickle
MathCounts State competition: March 24, 2018 - Hilton Austin Airport Hotel
MathCounts National competition: May, 2018 in Boston, MA
San Antonio Spurs Mathletes in Action
MOEMS (Math Olympiad)
MathCounts Regional Competition
MathCounts State Competition
National MathCounts http://mathcounts.org/
Mathematical Association of America (AMC) http://amc.maa.org/
Mathworks (at Texas State) MMC test http://www.txstate.edu/mathworks/camps/pmwc/previous-mmc-tests.html
Math Olympiad http://www.moems.org
Khan Academy (free access to numerous topics) http://www.khanacademy.org/
UT Saturday Morning Math Group http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/smmg/index.html
Art of Problem Solving http://www.artofproblemsolving.com
Art of Problem Solving's AMC 8 archive http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/AMC_8_Problems_and_Solutions
Purple Math has a section on Number Bases at: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/numbbase.htm
Math League: http://www.mathleague.org/