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Patsy McAteer
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Math Counts

MATHCOUNTS is a national program that aims to inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity in middle school students through fun and challenging math activities. At OIS, all students in grades 6, 7, & 8 who love math are invited to participate in this extracurricular enrichment program.

Problems in the MATHCOUNTS curriculum typically involve multiple steps to solve, and draw on all math topics taught in middle school. Competitions include both written and oral problems, and both individual and team formats.

In the 2021-2022 school year, OIS MATHCOUNTS meetings will be held on Fridays from 7:45 - 8:30, starting October 8. Meetings will alternate between Ms. Rudolph's and Ms. McAteer's rooms. 

Competitions are held within the school in January, and against other schools in the region in February. The California State Competition is in late March, and Nationals are in May. Because of the Covid pandemic, early rounds of competition will be held online.

The MATHCOUNTS co-coaches are OIS math teachers Patsy McAteer and Lisa Rudolph. For more information, email Patsy. Information about the national program is available at the MATHCOUNTS website.