The Math Counts competition is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. The program exists in all 50 states and is supported by the National Society of Professional Engineers at the state and local levels.
The Math Counts competition has written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th-8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.
GMS selects students to compete individually or as part of a team at the local level in February with winners progressing to state competitions in March. Results at the state level determine the top four individuals and top coach who earn the honor of representing their state at the national competition.