Winners of the 2019 New Hampshire State MATHCOUNTS competition held on March 9th at Plymouth State University who will represent New Hampshire at the National competition in Orlando, FL in May. From left to right: Coach Sarah Frischknect (Academy for Science and Design), Garima Rastogi and Anshul Rastogi (Rastogi Home School), Roxane Park (Crossroads Academy) and Deetya Nagri (Academy for Science and Design).
MATHCOUNTS is a national mathematics competition to provide engaging math programs to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving. In New Hampshire, it is sponsored by the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers and the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics.
The state is divided into six regions. The students first compete at their local schools and then at the regional level in February. The three winning teams from each region, together with top-scoring individuals not represented on those teams, then compete at the state level in March to determine the four top individuals who will represent New Hampshire at the national competition in Orlando, FL in May.
This year the State competition was held on March 9th at Plymouth State University. Approximately 100 middle grade students from 30 schools participated. At the state meet, the students are given three written tests. Based on those results, the 12 top-scoring competitors then compete in the Countdown Round, a fast-paced test in which the questions are projected on a screen and the students have a maximum of 45 seconds in which to answer. After the exciting Countdown Round the winners are announced and awarded trophies and plaques.
Based on the State meet results, the four very talented and excited individual winners who will make up the NH State Team that goes to Orlando, FL to compete in the National Competition on May 12–13 are:
1st Place: Garima Rastogi, Rastogi Home School, Anusha Murali (Coach)
2nd Place: Anshul Rastogi, Rastogi Home School, Anusha Murali (Coach)
3rd Place: Roxane Park, Crossroads Academy, Maria Squire (Coach)
4th Place: Deetya Nagri, Academy for Science & Design, Sarah Frischknecht (Coach)
Sarah Frischknecht, Coach for the winning team, will coach the State Team and will accompany the team to the National Competition.
The three winning teams at the State Meet are as follows:
1st Place: Academy for Science & Design, Sarah Frischknecht (Coach)
2nd Place: Richmond Middle School, John Kitzmiller
3rd Place: Crossroads Academy, Maria Squire
The winners of the State Countdown Round are as follows:
1st Place: Anshul Rastogi
2nd Place: Deetya Nagri
Runner up: Garima Rastogi
Runner up: Roxane Park
Dr. Natalya Vinogradova of the Mathematics Department coordinated the activities at Plymouth State University.
If you are interested in coaching a team or volunteering to help at a competition please contact Gregg Comstock, P.E. at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a donation to help sustain the MATHCOUNTS program, please click on the “DONATE” button at the top of this page.