Why Participate?

There are more reasons to participate than we could possibly list! Read about a few in About MATHCOUNTS Manhattan.

2018 Competition Details

For details about the 2018 MATHCOUNTS Manhattan Competition, see Event Info.


Schools may register here:

MATHCOUNTS registration deadlines:

    • Early bird deadline: November 3, 2017
    • Regular deadline: December 15, 2017
    • Late registration: Registrations may be initiated or added to after December 15 at the discretion of the chapter coordinator. A $20 late fee applies.


Students enrolled in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade are eligible to participate in MATHCOUNTS Manhattan. Students taking middle school mathematics classes but who are not full-time 6th, 7th or 8th grade students are not eligible to participate. Participation in MATHCOUNTS competitions is limited to three years for each student, though there is no limit to the number of years a student may participate in the school-based coaching phase.

For Parents

Only schools can register to participate in the chapter competition.

If you are a parent and would like your child to compete in MATHCOUNTS Manhattan, please speak to your child’s school. Many of Manhattan’s finest middle schools participate each year. If yours doesn’t, we’d love for your school to register. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you or the school would like more information!

Homeschools in compliance with New York homeschool laws are eligible to participate.

Teams & Individuals

Each school may send up to 10 students. Coaches set the criteria for determining which students from his or her school participate in the Chapter Competition. Many coaches find it helpful to administer the School Competition to interested students as part of the selection process.

Four students per school are designated as the school’s official Team. Students on the Team compete individually in the Sprint and Target rounds and together in the Team round. A formula using these four members’ individual scores and their Team Round score determines the school’s overall score, which determines team prizes and advancement. Coaches must specify in advance which four students constitute the Team.

Up to six additional students per school may participate as Individuals. These students participate in the Team round on an unofficial basis.

Team members and Individual participants alike are eligible for individual prizes, participation the Countdown Round, and advancement to the State Competition based on their Sprint and Target scores.