MATHCOUNTS

Vermont MATHCOUNTS 2020–21 Status Update

Vermont MathCounts, presented by the Vermont Society of Professional Engineers’ (VSPE) and the University of Vermont, has had a successful year albeit with an all-virtual competition format, and our 2021 Vermont State MathCounts Team, shown below, is now ready for the virtual national competition in May.

We have every reason to believe that MathCounts will be back as an in-person program by 2021-22, and we look forward to its return at that time. In the meantime, we invite you to celebrate and share in the accomplishments of our 2021 Vermont State Mathletes.

2021 VERMONT STATE MATHCOUNTS TEAM

YUYANG ZHANG, F.H. TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOLYUYANG ZHANG, F.H.
TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
JACOB GRAHAM, MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION MIDDLE SCHOOLJACOB GRAHAM
MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION MIDDLE SCHOOL
EMMA XIA, F. H. TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOLEMMA XIA
F. H. TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
CAMERON STULTZ, A. D. LAWTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLCAMERON STULTZ
A. D. LAWTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

2021 Vermont First Place State Individual Winner

2021 FIRST PLACE STATE INDIVIDUAL WINNER – YUYANG ZHANG, F.H. TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOLYUYANG ZHANG
F.H. TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Below is a list of our generous sponsors, who proudly carry the MathCounts torch and keep Vermont’s program alive.

MATHCOUNTS

(FOUNDED BY THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS)

Vermont MathCounts is presented by:

NSPE-VT
University of Vermont
 

“THANK YOU” TO OUR 2020-2021 SPONSORS:

(Note: * indicates 2020-2021 “Super Sponsor”)

Platinum Level Sponsor ($1000):
PC Construction
 
Gold Level Sponsors ($500-$999):
The Employees of Chroma Technology *
Forcier Consulting Engineers, PC *
Physician’s Computer Company *
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Superior Technical Ceramics
 
Silver Level Sponsors ($250-$499):
Donald L. Hamlin Consulting Engineers, Inc. *
Dubois & King, Inc.
Dufresne Group Consulting Engineers
Engelberth Construction, Inc.
Vermont Section of ASCE
Vermont Society of Engineers
VHB, Inc.
Wick & Maddocks
 
Bronze Level Sponsors ($100-$249):
Aldrich + Elliott
Engineering Ventures
Lamoureux and Dickinson Consulting Engineers, Inc.*
Law Office of Fred Peet *
Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
Trudell Consulting Engineers
Vermont Mechanical, Inc.

What is MATHCOUNTS?

MathCounts is NSPE's national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests. Since its inception in 1983, Vermont's MathCounts program focuses on middle school students in their formative years to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are eligible to participate in MathCounts. MathCounts provides three programs to schools -- Competition Series, Math Clubs, and a Video Challenge contest. Through these programs, Vermont MathCounts reaches approximately 500 middle school students throughout the state.

Who participates in MATHCOUNTS?

MathCounts exists in all 50 states and 6 U.S. territories, and approximately 50 Vermont middle schools have participated in recent years. Both teams of students and individual students can enter the competition. In Vermont, there are four regional competitions each February followed by a state competition each March. The top four individual students at the state competition form Vermont's national team.

Why should my school and I participate?

Best reason -- It's the most fun with math that 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students can have! Additional benefits include students' greatly increased proficiency in math, increased interest in pursuing mathematical or technical careers, and increased SAT scores. Many schools have incorporated MathCounts materials into their math curricula.

Where can I get materials and more information to participate in MATHCOUNTS?

Registration materials are mailed to all Vermont middle schools in the fall. Additionally each year the MathCounts School Handbook, which is designed to prepare students for the excitement and challenge of the MathCounts competition, is distributed free to approximately 50,000 schools nationwide. Three MathCounts programs are available to middle schools – the MathCounts Competition Program, for which there is a team entry fee, plus the MathCounts Club Program and the MathCounts Video Challenge, which are free to all participants. A wealth of additional resources is available online for participating teachers, including free competition sets. For more detailed information, check out the MathCounts Foundation website at www.mathcounts.org.

I'm definitely interested—Whom should I contact?

For additional information, contact:

State Coordinator
Email: Joe Kudrle
Professor
UVM

State Co-Coordinator
Email: KC Norris, P.E.

Northeast Regional Coordinator
(Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille Counties)
Email: Joe Kudrle
Professor
UVM

Southwest Regional Coordinator
(Addison, Rutland, Bennington Counties)
Email: Rodney Ward
Consultant

Southeast Regional Coordinator
(Windham, Windsor, Orange Counties)
Email: Ham Hodgman, P.E.
Stevens Associates, Brattleboro, VT

Northeast Regional Coordinator
(Orleans, Essex, Caledonia, Washington Counties)
Email: Daisy McCoy
Professor
Lyndon State College