Reno, NV, March 04, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Thirty-six middle school students from Northern Nevada schools will compete in the Nevada State MATHCOUNTS® Competition Series, the nation’s premier math competition, on March 16th, 2019 at American General Contractors building at 5400 Mill St, Reno. The Northern Nevada state competition has been organized by members of the Society of Women Engineers Sierra Nevada Section.
A total of thirty-six Mathletes from nine local schools will compete. Schools represented are: Abode Middle School – Elko, Clayton – Reno, Coral Academy of Nevada – Reno, Davidson Academy of Nevada – Reno, Mendive – Sparks, Pine Middle School – Reno, Roy Gomm Elementary – Reno, Spring Creek Middle School – Spring Creek, and Swope – Reno.
Teachers and students have been preparing for this prestigious competition since the fall. Students will compete individually and in teams on both written and oral matches. Four state winners will receive trophies and will advance to the national competition in Orlando, Florida on May 11-14th, 2019.
MATHCOUNTS is a national program with the mission to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. The program focuses on middle school students, who are at a crucial stage for cultivating their interests and math skills. Without developing strong problem-solving skills, students face an uphill battle in pursuing science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) careers of the future.
The Competition Series will consist of over 100,000 students, representing more than 5,200 schools from every U.S. state and territory, plus schools affiliated with the Department of Defense and State Department.
The Northern Nevada program is sponsored by Wood Rodgers, NV Energy, Southwest Gas, ASME Comstock Section, Q&D Construction, Baker Hughes a GE Company, and American General Contractors.
The National Sponsors of MATHCOUNTS Foundation are Raytheon Company, U.S. Department of Defense, Northrop Grumman Foundation, National Society of Professional Engineers, CNA Insurance, Texas Instruments Incorporated, 3Mgives, Phillips 66, Art of Problem Solving and NextThought. MATHCOUNTS was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and CNA Insurance.
About MATHCOUNTS Foundation:
MATHCOUNTS is a nonprofit 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. For more than 30 years, MATHCOUNTS has provided free, high-quality resources to educators and enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students to lay a foundation for future success. Materials and information are available at www.mathcounts.org
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