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Latest Email from National MATHCOUNTS Office

In October, we announced the official Chapter Competition will be held online, but some details were still being finalized. Below is some new, important information we are eager to share with you!

What’s the scoop on the official 2022 MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition?

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Format: Online via the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) Contest Platform. Competitors must login to their Student Portal at https://artofproblemsolving.com/contests/mathcounts to access the competition.
When: Students must start the competition between 12pm ET and 8pm ET. We are offering this window to allow coaches the flexibility to proctor the competition outside of or during usual school hours.
Time Required: Students should allow approximately 90 minutes to complete the competition (Sprint and Target Rounds) once they begin. Team competitors should plan for an additional 30 minutes.
Proctoring Requirements: All students are required to have a non-relative, adult proctor. Coaches, another teacher/administrator or unrelated adult may serve as a proctor. Proctoring should be in-person where possible, but virtual proctoring will be allowed. If students are unable to secure a non-relative, adult proctor, they may use the MATHCOUNTS-approved proctoring service, MonitorEDU. (Check out the site in advance for details/cost.)
IMPORTANT Warning: Students should take the 2 practice competitions under the same conditions – the same laptop, location and Internet connection – they will be taking the official competition. This ensures students (1) know their login information for the AoPS portal, (2) are familiar with how the AoPS portal works, and (3) know their Internet connection/security restrictions work with the AoPS Contest Platform. This is especially important when using school-provided Internet with tighter security settings.
Ideal Testing Situation:
(1) Your school’s Mathletes experience the excitement of reaching the Chapter Competition by gathering together at school for the big event!
(2) Each student takes the competition at the same time (obviously using their own device and working independently on the Sprint and Target Rounds) with the coach serving as the proctor.
(3) An additional adult is in the room in case the coach/official proctor needs to step away or needs to focus on a technical issue with a student.
(4) At the conclusion of everyone finishing the Sprint and Target Rounds, the four students on the team work together on the Team Round.
(5) When finished, all the Mathletes’ hard work throughout the season is celebrated!


In addition to the official, online Chapter Competition, some volunteer chapter coordinators are hosting in-person BONUS competitions where possible. (These do not take the place of the official, online Chapter Competitions.) Coordinators who are planning to host a BONUS competition will reach out to coaches with details; you also can contact them with questions. Your specific coordinator’s information can be found online. Please support coordinators’ efforts and give your students this in-person experience if it is provided!

State and National Competitions

State coordinators determine their advancement policies from Chapter to State. At a minimum, the top four scorers on the online Chapter Competition (Sprint + Target scores) from each chapter will advance to their State Competition. The State and National Competitions are still being planned as in-person events.

We’re looking forward to Competition Season!
Answers to many other questions are available on our FAQ page here. If you and your students have not already set up your accounts on the AoPS Contest Portal, please do so ASAP. We have step-by-step instructions for both coach account creation and student account creation to help guide you. Practice Competition #1 is already available! If you have any additional questions, please let us know. We will continue to stay in touch with coaches as the competition approaches.


2021-12-10T00:55:27-08:00December 10, 2021|Uncategorized|

2021-2022 MATHCOUNTS Competition Series Initial Details

Here is the PDF that the National MATHCOUNTS Foundation sent out in late October regarding the structure of the Competition Series.

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2021-11-02T21:27:19-07:00November 2, 2021|Uncategorized|

Status of Competitions for 2022

MATHCOUNTS Chapter & State Coordinators,

Thank you for your patience over the past several weeks as we considered the results of September’s Coordinator Survey and the feedback we’ve received. Based on those survey results and discussions we’ve had with many of you, it became apparent that a substantial number of coordinators (1) remain concerned about the potential health risks to participants and volunteers attending large, indoor gatherings and/or (2) face significant challenges in securing a venue for your Chapter and/or State Competitions and navigating COVID-related obstacles with volunteers, students, parents and coaches.

Survey Feedback

We sent the survey to 648 coordinators and received responses from 366 coordinators. Thank you!

  • Of 281 chapter and state coordinators who had already begun planning their events, more than half noted it would be impossible or more difficult to find a venue this year due to capacity limitations, COVID-related restrictions, school requirements, liability concerns and other factors.
  • 50% of chapter and state coordinators who noted a preference for either in-person or virtual competitions chose the latter. A significant number of coordinators who indicated a preference for in-person also mentioned in the Additional Comments section a concern about in-person competitions, even though that was their personal preference.

Since the survey, the national staff has met with the Coordinator Council to discuss options to address these concerns and to determine how best to proceed with this year’s Competition Series.

Program Year 2021-2022 Changes

First, this was an unbelievably tough decision to make. We were fortunate to have many different perspectives represented in our discussions; this made the discussions much better, but more difficult to reach a consensus. Please know everyone approached these decisions with the goal of doing what was right not only for the students, but also for MATHCOUNTS volunteers.

After careful consideration, (1) we do not believe we can require students to attend in-person events for the Chapter Competition this February and (2) we do not believe we can expect—or ask—500 chapter coordinators to each be responsible for hosting a large, in-person event. Therefore:

  1. The official Chapter Competition will be hosted online for the 2021-2022 program year. State Competitions and the National Competition are still being planned as in-person events.
  2. For chapter coordinators who are eager to host an in-person event and know they can do so safely, MATHCOUNTS will encourage, support and provide resources for unofficial, fun competition events in chapters. (MATHCOUNTS will provide Sprint, Target, Team and CDR materials.)
  3. Advancement requirements to the State Competition will change. The required minimum from each chapter will change from “the top team and top two individuals not on the winning team” to “the top four individuals” on the Chapter Competition. State coordinators are encouraged to include more students, if possible. Starting with the minimum of the top four students, we can return to state coordinators setting their own advancement requirements, keeping in mind requirements must be consistent for every chapter within the state.

We fully recognize the tremendous benefit in-person competitions have for our students, coaches and volunteers. We were so hopeful to return to the normal MATHCOUNTS competition framework this year. However, numerous obstacles and considerations are keeping us from returning “to normal” all at once. That said, we will take significant steps toward “normal” this year by (1) planning for in-person state and national competitions and (2) supporting unofficial, in-person events at the local level, but the official Chapter Competition will be online.

As a national organization that supports over 500 local programs, 56 state programs and tens of thousands of middle school students nationwide and overseas, we have a tremendous obligation to consider the health and safety of our volunteers and students and to ensure a level of consistency in the implementation of the Competition Series. We considered numerous hybrid options, as well, but there was no hybrid option our staff could execute fairly and effectively.

We anticipate many questions and are eager to share our thinking with you. To that end, we’ve provided a separate document with many questions/answers/explanations. There are still many details to work out and not every question will be addressed at this time, but we felt it was critical to share this change as soon as possible so coordinators, coaches and students can adjust their planning and expectations accordingly.

Notification of this change will go out to registered coaches and the public on Wednesday, October 27. We will copy coordinators on the email to registered coaches so coordinators know when it was sent and what was communicated. Please allow us the opportunity to share this information with coaches and refrain from sharing this news until then. We will make it clear this change was just made and chapter coordinators will likely need time to determine whether they can host an unofficial chapter event. We encourage chapter coordinators to reach out to their registered coaches shortly after coaches are notified of the change to reassure them you will be in touch and share details as you have them.

In the coming weeks, we will be scheduling a coordinator webinar to share more details and answer questions. Until then, please review the information in the attached document and feel free to direct any immediate questions you may have to our office at info@mathcounts.org. As always, we appreciate your support, we value your commitment, and we look forward to working with you to make this year’s program a success.


Kristen Chandler, CAE

Executive Director

2021-10-26T19:48:17-07:00October 26, 2021|Uncategorized|

From Chris Bright at National

From an email from Chris Bright at National:

Based on what we are hearing from many coordinators, this is not a problem that is unique to this chapter. We have been discussing alternative options for the 2021-2022 Competition Series framework both internally and with our Coordinator Council and are monitoring the situation on a week by week basis. I imagine we’ll have more information to share with coordinators within the next two weeks though. I apologize that I can’t provide clearer direction just yet, but additional guidance is on the way soon. — Chris

2021-09-29T21:39:00-07:00September 29, 2021|2021-2022 Competition|

2021 — Distribution of Scores

Below is a the distribution of scores for the 2021 California MATHCOUNTS Competition.

State Rank Total
1 45
2 43
3 42
4 42
5 42
6 42
7 42
8 41
9 41
10 41
11 41
12 41
13 39
14 39
15 39
16 39
17 39
18 39
19 39
20 38
21 37
22 37
23 37
24 37
25 37
26 37
27 36
28 36
29 36
30 36
31 36
32 36
33 35
34 35
35 35
36 35
37 35
38 35
39 34
40 34
41 34
42 34
43 34
44 34
45 34
46 34
47 34
48 34
49 33
50 33
51 33
52 33
53 33
54 33
55 33
56 33
57 32
58 32
59 32
60 32
61 32
62 32
63 32
64 32
65 32
66 32
67 31
68 31
69 31
70 31
71 31
72 30
73 30
74 30
75 30
76 29
77 29
78 29
79 29
80 29
81 29
82 29
83 29
84 28
85 28
86 28
87 27
88 27
89 27
90 27
91 27
92 27
93 26
94 26
95 26
96 26
97 26
98 26
99 25
100 25
101 25
102 25
103 24
104 24
105 24
106 24
107 24
108 24
109 23
110 23
111 22
112 22
113 22
114 22
115 22
116 21
117 21
118 21
119 21
120 21
121 21
122 20
123 19
124 18
125 18
126 18
127 18
128 17
129 17
130 17
131 14
132 14
133 13
134 13
135 13
136 12
137 12
138 12
139 10
2021-09-29T21:40:50-07:00April 6, 2021|2020-2021 Competition, News|

2021 — Top 25%

Below are the Top 25% of competitors in the California State MATHCOUNTS Competition for 2021.

Student Name School Name State Rank
David Zhang Windemere Ranch Middle School (San Ramon, CA) 1
Angela Liu The Harker School (San Jose, CA) 2
Rohan Bodke Cupertino Middle School (Sunnyvale, CA) 3
Lawson Wang Redwood Middle School (Saratoga, CA) 4
Jian Kweon Chaboya Middle School (San Jose, CA) 5
Brian Xue Miller Middle School (San Jose, CA) 6
William Chen Manhattan Beach Middle School (Manhattan Beach, CA) 7
Won Jang Oxford Academy (Cypress, CA) 8
Robert Feng Basis Independent Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA) 9
Feodor A Yevtushenko Rancho San Joaquin Middle School (Irvine, CA) 10
Qiao Zhang Oak Avenue Intermediate (Temple City, CA) 11
Alex Chen Lawson Middle School (Cupertino, CA) 12
Vincent Lo Chaboya Middle School (San Jose, CA) 13
Brian Bi Miller Middle School (San Jose, CA) 14
Ryan Bansal Miller Middle School (San Jose, CA) 15
Dylan T Frake Lawson Middle School (Cupertino, CA) 16
Ishani Agarwal Redwood Middle School (Saratoga, CA) 17
gordon chen William Hopkins Jr high (Fremont, CA) 18
Alan Lu Redwood Middle School (Saratoga, CA) 19
Kai Lum BASIS Independent Fremont (Fremont, CA) 20
Aarush A Khare Sunnyvale Middle School (Sunnyvale, CA) 21
Justin Kchao Miraleste Intermediate School (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) 22
Jerry X Guo Ellen Fletcher Middle School (Palo Alto, CA) 23
Kevin Liu Miller Middle School (San Jose, CA) 24
Victor Li Jeffrey Trail Middle School (Irvine, CA) 25
Jonathan Xue The Harker School (San Jose, CA) 26
Tei D Kim> Stanford Online High School (Redwood City, CA) 27
Sohil Rathi Miller Middle School (San Jose, CA) 28
Hayden Chen Oak Valley Middle School (San Diego, CA) 29
Hugh Cheng Harvard-Westlake School (Los Angeles, CA) 30
Owen J Xu Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School (Berkeley, CA) 31
Amogh Janganure Peter Hansen Elementary School (Mountain House, CA) 32
Julia Xiang Diablo Vista Middle School (Danville, CA) 33
Gore D Fee Harvest Park Middle School (Pleasanton, CA) 34
2021-09-29T21:41:04-07:00April 6, 2021|2020-2021 Competition, News|

Congratulations to California’s top 4 Mathletes for 2021

Congratulations to our top 4 California MATHCOUNTS competitors:

  • David Zhang, Windemere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, Diablo Chapter
  • Angela Liu, The Harker School, San Jose, Central Santa Clara Valley Chapter
  • Rohan Bodke, Cupertino Middle School, Sunnyvale, Northwest Santa Clara Valley Chapter
  • Lawson Wang, Redwood Middle School, Saratoga, South Santa Clara Valley Chapter

These four Mathletes will advance to the 2021 Raytheon Technologies MATHCOUNTS National Competition. For the safety of all participants and volunteers, this year’s National MATHCOUNTS Competition will be held online May 8-10, 2021.

2021-09-29T21:41:22-07:00April 6, 2021|2020-2021 Competition, News|

Congratulations to the Mathletes advancing to the 2021 California State MATHCOUNTS Competition

The following 138 students have advanced to the 2021 California MATHCOUNTS Competition, to be held Thursday, March 25, 2021. They are shown in order of state rank.

  1. Rohan Bodke
  2. Qiao Zhang
  3. Ishani Agarwal
  4. Zian Shi
  5. Alex Chen
  6. Brian Xue
  7. Feodor A Yevtushenko
  8. William Chen
  9. Seabert Mao
  10. Angela Liu
  11. Won Jang
  12. Yufei Chen
  13. Jian Kweon
  14. Kirby Fung
  15. Lawson Wang
  16. Aarush A Khare
  17. Yehong Jiang
  18. Jerry X Guo
  19. Vincent Lo
  20. Alan Lu
  21. Raunak Mondal
  22. Gordon Chen
  23. Ryan Albright
  24. Brian Bi
  25. Victor Li
  26. Ethan K Song
  27. Tei D Kim
  28. David Zhang
  29. Sohil Rathi
  30. Ryan Bansal
  31. Robert Feng
  32. Hugh Cheng
  33. Kailua Cheng
  34. Kai Lum
  35. Akilan Paramasivam
  36. Atharv M Naphade
  37. Amogh Janganure
  38. Kaleb So
  39. Daniel Kim
  40. Kaison Fong
  41. Logan Xu
  42. Arnav Dagar
  43. Kevin Liu
  44. Ryka C Chopra
  45. Ryan L Bai
  46. Hayden Chen
  47. Neil Kolekar
  48. Julia Xiang
  49. Pranav Murthy
  50. Patrick Chu
  51. Athithan Elamaran
  52. Dylan T Frake
  53. Gore D Fee
  54. Shreyas Swaminathan
  55. Tanush Aggarwal
  56. Roy K Chen
  57. Ada Y Ji
  58. Lorraine Wang
  59. Dorothy Chrisman
  60. Monish Jonnadula
  61. Samuel Ren
  62. Jonathan Du
  63. Kai Wang
  64. Jonathan Xue
  65. Jacqueline S Huang
  66. Brandon W Chang
  67. Harry Ruihan Zhang
  68. Pongkhun Chaisakulchai
  69. Justin Kchao
  70. Owen J Xu
  71. Russell T Kuo
  72. Rachel R Chen
  73. Agniv Sarkar
  74. Ishaan S Dhaliwal
  75. Shimon Schlessinger
  76. Zhiyuan Ma
  77. Aatreyo Bhattacharyya
  78. Brayden K Gallardo
  79. Liam A Avolio
  80. Max Zhou
  81. Nathan J Tien
  82. Connor Z Zhao
  83. Phoebe Xu
  84. Vanessa G Zhou
  85. Caleb Im
  86. Summer Kang
  87. Achuth Vinay
  88. Yushan Yan
  89. Ellie Zhang
  90. Siddhartha Dey
  91. Praneel Samal
  92. Amanda Liu
  93. Brent C Kong
  94. Elise Chei
  95. Wengenn Liao
  96. Wenlun Liao
  97. Andrew Jiang
  98. Ziqi Zheng
  99. Joshua S Wang
  100. Michael J Yoon
  101. Anurag Banerjee
  102. Ishan K Mysore
  103. Thomas (Tom) X Li
  104. Sophia L Liu
  105. Cooper Salts
  106. Laura Kay
  107. Devin Cheng
  108. Yutong T Li
  109. Junghun Kim
  110. Benjamin Roh
  111. Andrew W Zhang
  112. Shashvat Tyagi
  113. Kevin K Tun
  114. Ibrahim Nadeem
  115. Ishmeet Singh
  116. Brayden Bowersox
  117. Vincent C Costanzo
  118. Aditya V Shirgur
  119. Annika Lee
  120. Claire McCarthy
  121. Angad S Dulai
  122. Michael Bai
  123. Ava D Gardner
  124. Sean Kim
  125. Greyson Fang
  126. Isaac EC Dell
  127. Spencer Arrivee
  128. Carter Wade
  129. Mason Blair
  130. Wyatt L Alderson
  131. Spencer D Ho
  132. William A Kormeier
  133. Zoe A Taylor
  134. Ayla Weiss
  135. Emiliano A Paz
  136. Maile Russell
  137. Luke M Prieditis
  138. Uri Vargas
2021-09-29T21:41:38-07:00March 24, 2021|2020-2021 Competition, News|
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