The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success.   Founded in Illinois more than 30 years ago, MATHCOUNTS provides enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high-quality resources to educators. Every child is unique, but we believe all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they come to us already passionate about math, or intimidated by it.

The ISPE Foundation sponsors the Illinois State MATHCOUNTS competition. School-based teams composed of four students compete through chapter, state and ultimately the national competitions. Illinois' program is one of the largest in the nation. 

Local MATHCOUNTS competitions are held by ISPE Chapters during the month of February. Winning teams from the chapter-level competitions move on to the Illinois State competition held in March. State winners advance to May National Competition.  

2018 State Competition

Date:  March 3, 2018
Location:  Sheraton Lisle-Naperville
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532
(630) 505-1000

Approximate Schedule:
8:30am - 9:30am - Registration 
9:30am - 9:45am - Announcements / Rules Review
9:45am - 12:00pm - Written Competition (Sprint Round, Target Round, Brief Break, Team Round)
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch (Provided for MATHLETES, 1 alternate per TEAM, 1 coach per school)
1:00pm - 1:15pm - Parade of MATHLETES
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Countdown Round - Top 16
2:00pm - 2:20pm - Awards     
2:30pm - Brief National Team meeting

A block of rooms is available at the Sheraton at the group rate of $92.00 per night.  Please call the hotel directly at (630) 505-1000 for reservations.  Indicate you are with the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers / MATHCOUNTS group for the rate.

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Congratulations MATHLETES

Congratulations to all of the MATHLETES who competed at the State Competition March 3, 2018, in Lisle.  The 2018 Illinois National Team will be coached by Mr. Nick Titus of Kennedy Junior High and will include our top 4 individual finishers:

Nathra Ramrajvel from Kennedy Junior High School
Henry Xie from Kennedy Junior High School
Kevin Cheng from Kennedy Junior High School
Grant Zhang from Westview Hills Middle School

Top Teams

  1. Kennedy Junior High School
  2. Whitney Young Academic Center
  3. University of Chicago Laboratory School
  4. Quest Academy
  5. Scullen Middle School
  6. Daniel Wright Junior High School

For the Top 40% of teams, download the results below.​

Top 40% of Teams
(Adobe PDF File)

Top Individuals

  1. Ramrajvel, Nathra  ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  2. Xie, Henry ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  3. Cheng, Henry ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  4. Zhang, Grant~ Westview Hills Middle School
  5. Goel, Arnav ~ Whitney Young Academic Center School
  6. Jiang, Zhiewei Plum Grove Junior High School

For the top 25% of Individuals, download the list below.

Top 25% of Individuals
(Adobe PDF File)

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