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MATHCOUNTS needs volunteers Feb 11 at SJSU

  • San Jose State University

    125 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA (map)

    37.341072 -121.885605

  • The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a non-profit 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. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success.

    For the entering schools, the Santa Clara Valley MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition is scheduled on Saturday February 11, 2017.  Full information will be sent out to entering schools in a few weeks, but the basics are:

    Competition will be held at San Jose State University, starting at 8:30 am.  The written rounds (for all competitors) will be held in the morning. The Countdown Round will be in the afternoon, and include 4 members maximum from each school (if you have a team entered, the 4 team members are automatically entered).

    Top scoring teams and individuals will be eligible to advance to the State Competition, the Northern California portion of the State Competition will be scheduled for March at Stanford University.

    For Chapter questions, contact Tim McCarthy, Santa Clara Valley MATHCOUNTS Coordinator,   [masked]

    We have plenty to do for volunteers -- mostly proctoring, scoring, and helping with the Countdown Round.  No previous experience is necessary.  The competition is from about 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, we can use help either that entire time, or just for a morning or afternoon shift, if you can't make the whole day.  Either way, we will provide lunch.

    Our biggest need is for proctors for the written part of the test (8:30 am until about noon).  Our proctors will meet at 8:30 at room 425 in MacQuarrie Hall (see the map), our chief proctor will have instructions for the proctors at the proctors’ assembly; and hand out test materials.  After meeting at 8:30, the test will be given in MacQuarrie Hall 2nd through 5th floors (in 11 different classrooms).

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