The preparation for this event takes place in the afternoons with direct counsel from their Math teachers before the competition, which is held in Monterrey and where schools from all over the country take part.
This is an activity where math abilities are combined with physical ability. Students solve problems applying English language skills, while developing mental arithmetic skills.
The competition is divided into two stages, which are:
MATH RELAY RACE: During their preparation, the students are shown 8 types of mathematical operations that can be solved using mental arithmetic. The teams are made up of 8 members who run a distance of 20 meters to solve a problem. The team that takes less time and has more right answers wins.
MATHCOUNTS: The students present 3 stages (Sprint, Target and Team Round). Each stage consists of a series of word problems in English. In the end, the best student and the best team per school are awarded.