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Massachusetts MATHCOUNTS: A Long History of SUCCESS

Our Massachusetts MATHCOUNTS program has grown to serve more than 900 middle school students from 120 schools across the Commonweath.  This highly successful program has experienced such consistent double-digit growth, that more volunteers and sponsors are needed every year to keep up with the demand.

Recent National Competition Results:

Team Massachusetts at the 2017 MATHCOUNTS Competition – From left: From Left: Eric Yang, John Hayden, PE, Richard Chen, Coach Joshua Frost, William Yue, Ben Epstein

2017:  At the 2017 National MATHCOUNTS competition in Orlando, FL on May 14-15, Team Massachusetts placed 8th in the nation out of 56 teams. Led by Coach Joshua Frost of the Clarke Middle School in Lexington, the  team of Middle School students included Ben Epstein of Jonas Clarke School in Lexington, Richard Chen of William Diamond Middle School in Lexington, William Yue of the Pike School in Andover and Eric Yang from the Dover Sherborn Middle School in Dover.

While the team placed 8th in the nation, three of the four individual students placed in the top 25% of 224 total competitors, and Ben Epstein placed 16th overall.

MSPE Board Member John Hayden, PE, Senior Transportation Engineer with Stantec, has served as a MATHCOUNTS volunteer more than 20 years. This is his sixth year as State Coordinator.

2016: At the 2016 National MATHCOUNTS competition on May 9 in Washington, DC, Team Massachusetts earned the honor of placing 5th in the Nation out of 56 state teams.

2015:  At the 2015 National MATHCOUNTS Competition on May 8, 2015 in Boston, Team Massachusetts Mathletes placed 3rd in the nation out of 56 state teams.   Additionally, each of our state’s individual ‘Mathletes’ placed in the Top 20 Percent of 224 of the brightest students in the nation, and two of them earned their way into to the final Countdown Round – a fast-paced, one-on-one, elimination style oral contest.

2014: Team Massachusetts was ranked in the Top 10 teams (#8) in the nation at the 2014 National MATHCOUNTS Competition, earning 8th place out of 56 teams. Additionally, each of our state’s individual ‘Mathletes’ placed in the Top 50 out of 224 of the brightest students in the nation.

2013:  Team Massachusetts Earned FIRST PLACE at the National Competition;  Alec Sun Ranked as the First place Individual, all and all four team member placed in the Top 33 out of 224 of the brightest Mathletes in the nation.

2012: Team Massachusetts Earned FIRST PLACE at the National Competition;  and all four team member placed in the Top 23 out of 224 of the brightest Mathletes in the nation.