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The practice competitions and accompanying solutions contained in this book were written by long-time MATHCOUNTS coach, Josh Frost. Since 1999, Frost has brought teams from both Massachusetts and New Hampshire to compete at ten consecutive MATHCOUNTS National Competitions. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and the Raytheon MathMovesU Math Heroes Award. Frost currently teaches mathematics and serves as the head of the mathematics department at Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington, Massachusetts.
MATHCOUNTS problems incorporate topics in algebra, geometry, proportional reasoning, measurement, number theory, counting/probability, and statistics. They are designed to foster students' creative problem solving abilities. MATHCOUNTS offers parents and teachers a variety of materials to help prepare students for a successful outcome in the Competition Program.