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San Joaquin Valley MathCounts Competition

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SJEC conducts the MathCounts Competition for sixty 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Math Counts is a statewide event organized by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

This year's competition was held  Saturday, February 7th, 2015,  at 8:00 AM, in the University of the Pacific’s Classroom Building at Kensington Way & Mendocino Ave.  The event started at 8:30 am, with testing at 9 am and closing ceremonies at 2:30pm.

Sixty two middle school students participated in the events.  Schools were Monte Vista Middle School, Lee Vining, Bridgeport, Coleville Elementary, Soulsbyville and Twain Harte.  The schools were from San Joaquin, Mono and Tuolumne Counties.

MATHCOUNT’S target age is 5th - 8th grade.  This is a math competition. The team and the top individual student are invited to the Northern California State competition at Stanford to be held in March. For more information please visit the MATHCOUNTS web site.

At the closing ceremony trophies for the top team, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placing teams, top individual, 2nd, and 3rd placing students and Coach Recognition award were presented.  Additional awards were presented to the top 3 finalist in the Countdown Round. The Countdown Round is a jeopardy style competition in front of the entire audience.

      In addition to trophies, all top winners received graphing calculators, and small gift card. All students received a MathCounts T shirt.

SJEC wishes to thank all of the volunteers and supporters for making this event a success.

     Nine volunteers, four of which were engineers, two were college students, and three parents helped put on the event.

 We look forward to next year’s competition

 

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MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.

With over 23 years of experience, MATHCOUNTS is one of the country's largest and most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students