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mathleague.org invites your students to participate in our INTER-regional INTERmediate level Series of Educational Competitive Tests, also known as (INTER)2 SECT.

What Is (INTER)2 SECT?

This test series, held in March at several locations around the US, is designed to help top students and teams prepare for state and national MATHCOUNTS. Using tests that are comparable in difficulty to state MATHCOUNTS, students compete against each other at one of several regional sites.

Each contest will conclude with a countdown round and an awards presentation. Trophies will also be awarded later in the school year to the top-scoring teams from across all sites. Donít miss out on this exciting opportunity to meet students from other schools and check out how your team stacks up against the competition from around the country!

As soon as each contest is completed, results are posted online so students can compare their scores to those of other students they are likely to encounter at state MATHCOUNTS. In addition, once the entire series is completed, students can compare their scores to other students across the nation who will be attending national MATHCOUNTS. We are proud to provide this unique opportunity for students and teams to rank their performance against competitors in other states and hope that this unprecedented level of access to comparative data will help top students and teams prepare for higher levels of MATHCOUNTS competition.

How Do I Qualify For (INTER)2 SECT?

These contests are invitation only. A student whose school is a member of mathleague.org for the school year will automatically earn an invitation to the (INTER)2 SECT contest if he or she participates in a qualifying round (either a local contest or the in-school qualifying test) during the school year and does any one of the following:
  • Earns at least 50% of the available points on either the Sprint or Target round.
  • Scores strictly higher than 80% of the participants in his or her grade at that contest on either the Sprint or Target round.
  • Participates on a team that scores either at least 50% of the available points or strictly higher than 80% of the teams at that contest on the Team test.
You can evaluate your students' eligibility for (INTER)2 SECT by going to our results section and selecting the appropriate contest(s).

Email confirmation of each school's qualifiers will be emailed to the coach for that school in February. It is not necessary to wait for this confirmation to register your students for the (INTER)2 SECT contest if you have verified that the students are eligible to compete according to the instructions above.

In addition, we anticipate having some extra space at one or more of our sites to accommodate students who did not reach the relevant cutoffs on the qualifying rounds. If your students would like an invitation to participate but did not qualify on one of the tests earlier this year, please email us to see if we can find space for you at one of our sites.

How Can I Sign Up For (INTER)2 SECT?

We anticipate having (INTER)2 SECT sites at various locations around the US this year; check back on February 1 for the list of sites. The Missouri site will be open only to students from Missouri, but aside from that restriction invited students may attend any of the sites in the country (please note that students from a given school may only attend one site). If your school is interested in hosting an (INTER)2 SECT site, please contact us for more information.

If your school is not already registered for the official MATHCOUNTS competition, make sure to get involved in that program. MATHCOUNTS can be found at www.mathcounts.org.

[Note: mathleague.org is not affiliated in any way with MATHCOUNTS. MATHCOUNTS is a registered trademark of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation.]

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