Tomorrow’s generation of engineers and scientists will put their math skills to the test when Northeast State hosts the regional MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the College’s main campus in Blountville, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
MATHCOUNTS is a national math competition for middle school students. Those students who win at the local level proceed to state competitions held in Nashville next month. Tennessee’s top four Mathletes® and top coach earn the right to represent their state at the national level. Competition sites will be staged in the College’s auditorium, the faculty/staff/guest dining room (A110), the courtyard & overflow area, and auditorium classrooms (A101, A103, A103).
The competition features four rounds of competition in both individual and team categories. Teams will work together to complete math problems. In individual competition events, students will be quizzed on their math knowledge. The final round will be followed by an awards ceremony recognizing the top team and individuals.
More than 500,000 students take part in the MATHCOUNTS competition each year. Founding sponsors of MATHCOUNTS are the CNA Foundation and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. National sponsors include ADC Foundation, General Motors Foundation, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop, Raytheon Company, Shell Oil Company, Texas Instruments Inc., 3M Foundation, and Xerox Corporation.