Toledo Area Middle School Students to Show Their Math Prowess at MATHCOUNTS® Competition

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 4, 2015 –The Toledo Society of Professional Engineers will hold its annual MATHCOUNTS® competition for students from 18 middle schools on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Over 160 students will be competing to advance to the state and national level contests.

MATHCOUNTS® is America’s only nationwide enrichment, coaching, club, and competition program that motivates and rewards middle school students for math achievement. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: The University of Toledo, College of Engineering, Nitschke Hall/Auditorium

The competition is sponsored by BP Husky Refining, LLC, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), SSOE Group, GEM Inc. and The University of Toledo, College of Engineering,

MATHCOUNTS® competitions are designed to be completed in approximately three hours. Each competition consists of four parts: the Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown rounds. The Sprint Round has 30 questions; the Target Round consists of 8 story problem questions, which are distributed to the students two at a time and the Team Round has 10 problems for the team to solve together. The top 16 individuals proceed to the Countdown Round, an oral round in which students compete one-on-one.

MATHCOUNTS® is a national math enrichment, coaching, and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state and territory. The mission of the MATHCOUNTS® Foundation is to inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs.

MATHCOUNTS® is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students. Additional information on MATHCOUNTS® is available at

Members of the media are welcome to cover the lively Countdown Round, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Nitschke Auditorium, Nitschke Hall, University of Toledo’s College of Engineering, 1610 N. Westwood, Toledo, OH.

Photo / Video: 1:00-1:30 p.m. Nitschke Auditorium-Countdown Round
Opportunity: 1:30-2:00 p.m. Nitschke Auditorium- Awards Ceremony announcing the overall individual and team winners

MATHCOUNTS® Media Contact:
Dan Stark, PE, GEM Inc.
419.266.5157 or

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