Math Counts

A team of four students from the Pacific Trails Middle School (PTMS) Math League – consisting of Ethan Song, Grace Wang, Justin Luo, and Tony Qu – took home second place in the MATHCOUNTS Southern California State Competition held at California Baptist University in March. The team, accompanied by former PTMS student and current PTMS Math League Coach Jeffrey Wang, competed against over 40 other schools in four rounds – Sprint, Target, Team, and Countdown Round. “This year I had coaches from other schools in the State round asking about our school,” said Jeffrey. “We had just come out of nowhere and taken second place, and now others were curious. We’re becoming a force to be reckoned with!”

“We had just come out of nowhere and taken second place, and now others were curious. We’re becoming a force to be reckoned with!”

MATHCOUNTS is a national program that provides students in sixth through eighth grade the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. The PTMS Math League participates in a variety of mathematics competitions throughout the year, including AMC 8, MATHCOUNTS, and Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS), as well as several California Math League contests, including the seventh grade contest, the eighth grade contest, and the High School Contest. For more information about MATHCOUNTS visit www.mathcounts.org. To learn more about the PTMS Math League go to ptmsmathleague.weebly.com.