Congratulations to our ILS students who competed this weekend in the 34th Annual Northern Virginia Regional Mathcounts Competition at George Mason University! This was the first year ILS has participated in this competition, and we are very proud of our 6 students for competing alongside more than 400 students from 53 area schools. Students competed in an individual sprint round, a target round, and a team round. ILS was recognized in the awards ceremony three times by MathCounts:
- 5th place overall team in the George Washington Chapter
- Top 5 6th grade performance : Jonah Cook
- Highest score from ILS team: Huit Blackmon
We are very proud of all of our students who participated, and we look forward to future competitions!
Many schools participating hold regular team training up to 3 times a week throughout the school year just to prepare students to compete. For an idea of how intense the competition can be, check out this video from last year's National Competition!
ILS thanks Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Cook for serving as our on-site coaches. This event would not have been possible without their support! ILS also thanks Mrs. Work for training students in math club, and Mr. Schultz, our amazing mathematics teacher.
MATHCOUNTS was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and CNA Foundation. Each year, more than 250,000 students are exposed to MATHCOUNTS materials and activities in their schools. Approximately 140,000 students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the State and Defense Department school systems worldwide participate annually in school MATHCOUNTS competitions, with about 40,000 students participating at the chapter competitions.