Vermont MathCounts, presented by the Vermont Society of Professional Engineers’ (VSPE) and the University of Vermont (UVM), is part of the nation’s largest middle school mathematics competition.
Meet the students who are so ably representing our state in the MathCounts National Competition in Orlando, FL May, 2023. They are among the very finest of Vermont’s young “math-letes.”
2023 Vermont State Team Members (L-R):
Erica Hermann, “Tank” Chandler, Connor Dubois, Evan Xia, and State Team Coach Alan Matson
F.H. TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
XAVIER “TANK” CHANDLER
EDMUNDS MIDDLE SCHOOL
NORTHEAST KINGDOM HOMESCHOOL
WILLISTON CENTRAL SCHOOL
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.
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.
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.
FIRST PLACE: F. H. TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
SECOND PLACE: BRATTLEBORO AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL
THIRD PLACE: EDMUNDS MIDDLE SCHOOL
FOURTH PLACE: HINESBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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.
FIRST PLACE: EVAN XIA, F. H. TUTTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
SECOND PLACE: ERICA HERMANN, NEK HOMESCHOOL
For additional information, contact:
Email: Nichole Caisse
Lecturer, UVM Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: Krisan Geary
Senior Lecturer, UVM Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: KC Norris, P.E.
Northeast Regional Coordinators
(Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille Counties)
Email: Nichole Caisse, Lecturer, UVM Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: Krisan Geary, Senior Lecturer, UVM Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Southwest Regional Coordinator
(Addison, Rutland, Bennington Counties)
Email: Rodney Ward
Southeast Regional Coordinator
(Windham, Windsor, Orange Counties)
Email: Ham Hodgman, P.E.
Hodgman Engineering, Brattleboro, VT
Northeast Regional Coordinator
(Orleans, Essex, Caledonia, Washington Counties)
Email: Michaela Stone
Northern Vermont University – Lyndon
Below is a list of our generous local sponsors, who proudly carry the MathCounts torch and keep Vermont’s program alive. We could not put on this program without their on-going support.
(FOUNDED BY THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS)
Vermont MathCounts is presented by:
Platinum Level Sponsor ($1000):
Engineers Construction, Inc.
PC Construction Company
The Employees of Chroma Technology
Gold Level Sponsors ($500-$999):
Dufresne Group Consulting Engineers
Forcier Consulting Engineers, P. C.
Physicians Computer Company
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc..
Silver Level Sponsors ($250-$499):
Engelberth Construction Company
Hamlin Consulting Engineers, Inc.
J. P. Carrara & Sons, Inc.
Vermont Mechanical, Inc.
Vermont Society of Engineers
Bronze Level Sponsors ($100-$249):
Law Office of Fred Peet
Trudell Consulting Engineers