TMSA Mathletes To Compete In State Math Contest

(Cary, Friday, March 14, 2014) — Middle school Mathletes (Ingrid Chien, Hadley Blalock, BenjaminWu, and Forrest Liu), from Triangle Math and Science Academy will compete in the North Carolina contests of the national MATHCOUNTS® program on March 14 at the NC School of Science and Math, in Durham, NC. The competition has been organized by Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC).


Teachers and students have been preparing for the competition since the fall. A total of 44 schools and 164 students will compete. Students will compete individually and as teams in written and fast-paced oral matches. Subjects include algebra, probability, statistics and geometry. Winners will receive awards, and will advance to the National MATHCOUNTS finals, to be held in Orlando, Florida on May 9, 2014.
MATHCOUNTS is a national program designed to improve math skills among U.S. students. The program focuses on middle school students, who are at a crucial stage in developing and sustaining math interest and ability. Students who do not begin developing strong problem-solving, logical thinking and analytical abilities in middle school will face an uphill battle later in life if they wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Celebrating its 31st year, the 2014 MATHCOUNTS Competition Series will consist of over 40,000 students, representing more than 5,500 schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and schools worldwide affiliated with the Department of Defense and State

Department.
The National Sponsors of MATHCOUNTS are Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman
Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, National Society of Professional Engineers, CNA
Foundation, Phillips 66, Texas Instruments Incorporated, 3M Foundation, Art of Problem
Solving and NextThought. MATHCOUNTS was founded by the National Society of Professional
Engineers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and CNA Foundation.
For more details about MATHCOUNTS in North Carolina please visit www.penc.org/Community-
Outreach/MATHCOUNTS.aspx or www.mathcounts.org or contact David Phipps,
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