News brief: MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition

Say cheese! The MATHCOUNTS team poses for a photo after the Sprint and Target Rounds.

On Thursday, Feb. 17, the MATHCOUNTS team participated in the online MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition. This competition took place in Cheryl Abbott’s room on the eighth-grade floor.

Diego Gil, a sixth grade student and participant in MATHCOUNTS, reflected on his feelings before the competition.

“I am very excited and very nervous at the same time. Like I’m excited that it’s, like, a MATHCOUNTS competition – I’ve been practicing for this all year – but I’m also nervous… I feel like I’ve practiced enough that I’m gonna do relatively well,” Gil said.

The team participated in the sprint round (where they had 40 minutes to solve 30 problems) and in the target round, where they were given four pairs of problems (six minutes for each pair). An extra group of four people participated in the team round.

This competition marks the beginning of the end of the season for the MATHCOUNTS team!