Rhode Island MathCounts

Due to its small size, Rhode Island has no chapters. Instead, students progress straight to the state competition from their schools. The state competition is generally held on the first Saturday of March at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), Warwick.

A normal state competition consists of the Sprint round, followed by a break for muffins/donuts, etc., then the Target round, which is followed by lunch. After lunch, the team round takes place, and then there is a brief waiting period until the countdown round competitors are announced. After the countdown round the awards ceremony takes place, and the top 6 teams and their coaches, the top 4 in the countdown round, and the top 4 on the written competition are recognized and presented with trophies.

The state coordinator is Paul Bannon, who can be reached at (401) 486-8829 or pbannon@cox.net for questions regarding Rhode Island State MathCounts competitions and teams.

State Team Determination Method

Rhode Island has no official Countdown round. Instead, the top four is based purely on written scores. The top 8 compete in an unofficial Countdown round where the first round consists of:

8 vs. 1

7 vs. 2

6 vs. 3

5 vs. 4

The winners progress to a second round, and the losers are eliminated. In this second round, the losers of each of the 2 pairings go against each other for places 3 and 4, and the winners go against each other for places 1 and 2.

Nationals Placements

The Rhode Island MathCounts team achievd its highest place ever at nationals in 2010, when it was the 30th place team. In 2011, it was 45th place team. The team frequently places in the 40s-50s. Their highest placed student was in 2007, when Timothy Jeon placed 20th in the nation.

Top Teams in the State

2003

First place: The Wheeler School

Second place: Goff Junior High School

2004

First place: The Wheeler School

2005

First place: The Wheeler School

2006

First place: Barrington Middle School

Second place: Gordon School

Third place: The Wheeler School

2007

First place: Barrington Middle School

Second place: The Wheeler School

2008

First place: Barrington Middle School

Second place: The Wheeler School

2009

First place: The Wheeler School

Second place: Barrington Middle School

2010

First place: The Wheeler School

Second place: Barrington Middle School

2011

First place: Barrington Middle School

Second place: Nathaniel Greene Middle School

Third place: The Wheeler School

Fourth place: Archie Cole Middle School

Fifth place: Lincoln Middle School

Sixth place: Gordon School

2013

First Place: The Wheeler School

Second Place: Barrington Middle School

2014

First Place: The Wheeler School

Second Place: Barrington Middle School

Third Place: Lincoln Middle School

2015

First Place: The Wheeler School

Second Place: Barrington Middle School

Third Place: Gordon School

Fourth Place: Lincoln Middle School

Fifth Place: Archie R. Cole Middle School

2016

First Place: Gordon School

Second Place: The Wheeler School

Third Place: Archie R. Cole Middle School

Fourth Place: Barrington Middle School

2017

First Place:The Wheeler School

Second Place: Community Prep

Third Place: Gordon School

Fourth Place: Barrington Middle School

Fifth Place: Archie R. Cole Middle School

Sixth Place: Paul Cuffee

2018

First Place: Gordon School

Second Place: Community Prep

Third Place:The Wheeler School

Fourth Place: Archie R. Cole Middle School

Fifth Place: Lincoln School

Sixth Place: Lincoln Middle School

Seventh Place: North Cumberland Middle School

Eighth Place: Moses Brown School

2019

First Place: Gordon School

Second Place: The Wheeler School

Third Place: Barrington Middle School

Fourth Place: Community Preparatory School

Fifth Place: Lincoln Middle School

Sixth Place: Moses Brown School

State Team Members

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