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How do you educate students to compete in math competitions? We've got the answers in this comprehensive 10 week course!

Competition Math is a 10-week/30-hour course that provides new and experienced math coaches with fundamental math content knowledge, problem-solving strategies and coaching best practices that are essential when working with a middle school or high school math team. For those who are new to Competition Math or those who are looking to take their current math teams to the next level, Competition Math for Middle School Coaches will give you the tools you need to become a more effect math team coach.

This course focuses on problem solving, and the skills needed to solve those problems are directly related to the NCTM Standards for grades 6–8, Math Standards, and Mathematics Common Score State Standards. Gain access to instructional videos, plenty of handouts, and detailed practice problems. Learn directly from coaches and teachers like you!

Course Modules

  1. General Problem Solving
  2. Number Theory
  3. Algebra Part 1
  4. Algebra Part 2
  5. Counting Part 1
  6. Counting Part 2
  7. Geometry Part 1
  8. Geometry Part 2
  9. Statistics and Logic
  10. Unusual Problems

Competition Math puts math skills to work through problem-solving.

In an ideal world, classroom math will more closely resemble competition math. Through participation in this course, coaches will expand their mathematics content knowledge, strengthen their problem-solving skills, and acquire new techniques for developing problem-solving skills in their students.

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Learn From

  • Richard Rusczyk

    Richard Rusczyk

    CEO, Art of Problem Solving and AoPS instructors

  • Kristen Chandler

    Kristen Chandler

    Executive Director, MATHCOUNTS

  • MATHCOUNTS Coaches

    MATHCOUNTS Coaches

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  • The Competition Math coaches course was informative, helpful, and fun!  Not only did I learn about problem solving, but I was also encouraged and inspired.
    Julia H.
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  • As a student coach, this course really helped me effectively explain MATHCOUNTS questions and solutions. The feedback I received from the experienced teachers was valuable and I still use it to this day!
    Kishore R.

Gain access to a community of experienced MATHCOUNTS coaches.

Best of all, course participants will engage with their classmates to build a peer network of fellow math coaches and help each other achieve long-term success.

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The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that engages middle school students in all 50 states and all levels of ability in fun math programs in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. MATHCOUNTS accomplishes its mission through its three signature offerings designed to increase engagement and enthusiasm for middle school mathematics – the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series, The National Math Club, and the Math Video Challenge. 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.

Art of Problem Solving

Since 2003, Art of Problem Solving (www.AoPS.com) has developed a wide range of educational materials for outstanding K-12 math students. Our online community at aops.com has over 180,000 members and hundreds of thousands of visitors each month. Our textbooks have been used by tens of thousands of students, including many winners of major national contests such as MATHCOUNTS and the American Mathematics Competitions. Our online school serves thousands of students each year with courses in middle school and high school math, contest preparation, and computer science. With our new Beast Academy guidebooks, workbooks, and website, we are extending our expertise in math and problem solving education to elementary school students. Beast Academy will provide a full, rigorous, and entertaining curriculum for aspiring “math beasts” in grades 2-5.

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