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Media Advisory: Maryland’s Top Middle School ‘Mathletes’ to Compete Saturday in Contest at Johns Hopkins

March 17, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
(443) 287-9960
prs@jhu.edu

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. NOTE: Best time to view the action is between 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. Awards will be given out between 2 and 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: In Hodson Hall Auditorium, room 110, on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md.

WHO: MATHCOUNTS is a national program designed to inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity in middle school students through fun and challenging math activities. On Saturday, more than 170 middle school students from 51 schools throughout Maryland will compete in a MATHCOUNTS statewide competition. Students will compete as individuals and in teams, with and without calculators, in answering mathematics problems. (A complete list of participating schools is posted below.) The event is hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering. The center’s mission is to encourage more middle school and high school students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math education and careers.

WHAT: The competition begins with the Sprint Round, in which each student answers 30 math questions in 40 minutes with no calculators.  Next is the Target Round, in which students must quickly answer four pairs of questions, this time using calculators. The results of these two rounds will produce the students’ individual scores. The Team Round follows, with each school’s four Mathletes working together, using calculators to solve 10 problems in 20 minutes. Individual and team scores are combined to determine Maryland’s top MATHCOUNTS team.

The top sixteen individual finishers then participate in the Countdown Round, in which two Mathletes at a time will compete to see who can answer correctly the most questions in the shortest period of time. The top four individuals along with the coach of the top team will then go to the 2011 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 5-8.

BACKGROUND: The Maryland Society of Professional Engineers runs competitions throughout the state. During February, 97 schools were represented with 701 official Mathletes competing. The top 20 percent of these schools and individual finishers will compete Saturday at Johns Hopkins.

SUPERVISOR FOR THE EVENT: The Johns Hopkins host is Christine Newman, assistant dean for the Center for Educational Outreach. Her weekday office phone is (410) 516-4473. To reach her on the day of the event, her cell phone number is (301) 518-1076.

More information about the competition can be found at this Web site:
https://mathcounts.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1828

Participating Maryland Middle Schools

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School

Boonsboro Middle School

Braddock Middle School

Brunswick Middle School

Burleigh Manor Middle School

Calvert School

Chesapeake Public Charter School

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter

Cockeysville Middle School

E. Russell Hicks Middle School

Edgewood Middle School

Esperanza Middle School

Frederick Christian Homeschool

Friends School of Baltimore

Glenwood Middle School

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School

Hereford Middle School

Howard Area Homeschoolers

Ivymount School

Landon School

Leonardtown Middle School

Margaret Brent Middle School

Mattawoman Middle School

Matthew Henson Middle School

McDonogh School

Middletown Middle School

Milton Somers Middle School

Mother of God School

Northern Middle School (Hagerstown)

Northern Middle School (Southern Maryland)

Norwood School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Patapsco Middle School

Perry Hall Middle School

Pikesville Middle School

Robert Frost Middle School

Roberto Clemente Middle School

Roland Park Middle School

Saint Pius X Church Regional School

Severna Park Middle School

Smithsburg Middle School

Spring Ridge Middle School

Springfield Middle School

St. John’s School

Takoma Park Middle School

The Heights School

Theodore G. Davis Middle School

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School

Urbana Middle School

Walkersville Middle School

Windy Hill Middle School

Yang Academy

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WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. NOTE: Best time to view the action is between 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. Awards will be given out between 2 and 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: In Hodson Hall Auditorium, room 110, on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md.

WHO: MATHCOUNTS is a national program designed to inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity in middle school students through fun and challenging math activities. On Saturday, more than 170 middle school students from 51 schools throughout Maryland will compete in a MATHCOUNTS statewide competition. Students will compete as individuals and in teams, with and without calculators, in answering mathematics problems. (A complete list of participating schools is posted below.) The event is hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering. The center’s mission is to encourage more middle school and high school students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math education and careers.

WHAT: The competition begins with the Sprint Round, in which each student answers 30 math questions in 40 minutes with no calculators. Next is the Target Round, in which students must quickly answer four pairs of questions, this time using calculators. The results of these two rounds will produce the students’ individual scores. The Team Round follows, with each school’s four Mathletes working together, using calculators to solve 10 problems in 20 minutes. Individual and team scores are combined to determine Maryland’s top MATHCOUNTS team.

The top sixteen individual finishers then participate in the Countdown Round, in which two Mathletes at a time will compete to see who can answer correctly the most questions in the shortest period of time. The top four individuals along with the coach of the top team will then go to the 2011 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 5-8.

BACKGROUND: The Maryland Society of Professional Engineers runs competitions throughout the state. During February, 97 schools were represented with 701 official Mathletes competing. The top 20 percent of these schools and individual finishers will compete Saturday at Johns Hopkins.

SUPERVISOR FOR THE EVENT: The Johns Hopkins host is Christine Newman, assistant dean for the Center for Educational Outreach. Her weekday office phone is (410) 516-4473. To reach her on the day of the event, her cell phone number is (301) 518-1076.

More information about the competition can be found at this Web site:

https://mathcounts.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1828

Participating Maryland Middle Schools

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School

Boonsboro Middle School

Braddock Middle School

Brunswick Middle School

Burleigh Manor Middle School

Calvert School

Chesapeake Public Charter School

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter

Cockeysville Middle School

E. Russell Hicks Middle School

Edgewood Middle School

Esperanza Middle School

Frederick Christian Homeschool

Friends School of Baltimore

Glenwood Middle School

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School

Hereford Middle School

Howard Area Homeschoolers

Ivymount School

Landon School

Leonardtown Middle School

Margaret Brent Middle School

Mattawoman Middle School

Matthew Henson Middle School

McDonogh School

Middletown Middle School

Milton Somers Middle School

Mother of God School

Northern Middle School (Hagerstown)

Northern Middle School (Southern Maryland)

Norwood School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Patapsco Middle School

Perry Hall Mid

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. NOTE: Best time to view the action is between 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. Awards will be given out between 2 and 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: In Hodson Hall Auditorium, room 110, on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md.

WHO: MATHCOUNTS is a national program designed to inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity in middle school students through fun and challenging math activities. On Saturday, more than 170 middle school students from 51 schools throughout Maryland will compete in a MATHCOUNTS statewide competition. Students will compete as individuals and in teams, with and without calculators, in answering mathematics problems. (A complete list of participating schools is posted below.) The event is hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering. The center’s mission is to encourage more middle school and high school students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math education and careers.

WHAT: The competition begins with the Sprint Round, in which each student answers 30 math questions in 40 minutes with no calculators.  Next is the Target Round, in which students must quickly answer four pairs of questions, this time using calculators. The results of these two rounds will produce the students’ individual scores. The Team Round follows, with each school’s four Mathletes working together, using calculators to solve 10 problems in 20 minutes. Individual and team scores are combined to determine Maryland’s top MATHCOUNTS team.

The top sixteen individual finishers then participate in the Countdown Round, in which two Mathletes at a time will compete to see who can answer correctly the most questions in the shortest period of time. The top four individuals along with the coach of the top team will then go to the 2011 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 5-8.

BACKGROUND: The Maryland Society of Professional Engineers runs competitions throughout the state.  During February, 97 schools were represented with 701 official Mathletes competing. The top 20 percent of these schools and individual finishers will compete Saturday at Johns Hopkins.

SUPERVISOR FOR THE EVENT: The Johns Hopkins host is Christine Newman, assistant dean for the Center for Educational Outreach. Her weekday office phone is (410) 516-4473. To reach her on the day of the event, her cell phone number is (301) 518-1076.

More information about the competition can be found at this Web site:

https://mathcounts.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1828

Participating Maryland Middle Schools

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School

Boonsboro Middle School

Braddock Middle School

Brunswick Middle School

Burleigh Manor Middle School

Calvert School

Chesapeake Public Charter School

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter

Cockeysville Middle School

E. Russell Hicks Middle School

Edgewood Middle School

Esperanza Middle School

Frederick Christian Homeschool

Friends School of Baltimore

Glenwood Middle School

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School

Hereford Middle School

Howard Area Homeschoolers

Ivymount School

Landon School

Leonardtown Middle School

Margaret Brent Middle School

Mattawoman Middle School

Matthew Henson Middle School

McDonogh School

Middletown Middle School

Milton Somers Middle School

Mother of God School

Northern Middle School (Hagerstown)

Northern Middle School (Southern Maryland)

Norwood School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Patapsco Middle School

Perry Hall Middle School

Pikesville Middle School

Robert Frost Middle School

Roberto Clemente Middle School

Roland Park Middle School

Saint Pius X Church Regional School

Severna Park Middle School

Smithsburg Middle School

Spring Ridge Middle School

Springfield Middle School

St. John’s School

Takoma Park Middle School

The Heights School

Theodore G. Davis Middle School

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School

Urbana Middle School

Walkersville Middle School

Windy Hill Middle School

Yang Academy

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Johns Hopkins University news releases can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/ Information on automatic E-mail delivery of science and medical news releases is available at the same address.

dle School

Pikesville Middle School

Robert Frost Middle School

Roberto Clemente Middle School

Roland Park Middle School

Saint Pius X Church Regional School

Severna Park Middle School

Smithsburg Middle School

Spring Ridge Middle School

Springfield Middle School

St. John’s School

Takoma Park Middle School

The Heights School

Theodore G. Davis Middle School

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School

Urbana Middle School

Walkersville Middle School

Windy Hill Middle School

Yang Academy

###

Johns Hopkins University news releases can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/ Information on automatic E-mail delivery of science and medical news releases is available at the same address.


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