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25th Annual State MathCounts Competition: Saturday, March 22

Release Date: 03-21-2008

Author: Dawn Densmore

The UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) and the Vermont Society of Professional Engineers are sponsoring the 25th Annual State MathCounts Competition on Saturday March 22, 2008 at Vermont Technical College (VTC) in Randolph, VT. MathCounts is a nationwide program designed to recognize the mathematical skills of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

A total of 12 schools and approximately 100 students will compete in written and fast-paced oral matches, both as individuals and on teams, in subjects that include geometry, probability, statistics, algebra and polynomials. The excitement culminates during the Countdown Round in Judd Auditorium from 11:45 to 12:45 pm where the top 12 students compete two-by-two. Schools and students will receive awards from 1:30 to 2:00 pm in Judd Auditorium at VTC.

The top four individuals from the state competition go on to compete in the National MathCounts Competition to be held May 8-11, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.

Schools scheduled to compete are: Albert Lawton Intermediate School, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Danville School, Dorset School, Essex Middle School, Frederick Tuttle Middle School, Green Mountain Union High School, Hinesburg Community School, Middlebury Union Middle School, Rutland Middle School, Stevens School, and Williston Central School.