Students take part in ‘MathCounts’ program

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - "Mathletes" from 18 local middle schools took part in Penn State Harrisburg's 32nd Annual MathCounts event on Saturday.  MathCounts is a nationwide program that involves more than 500,000 students in sixth through eighth grade.

The program's goal is to try to build mathematical skill and teach student how to deal with complex problems.

"We have three rounds - sprint, target, and a team round," event co-coordinator Eric Gogola, said. "They get graded, and then the top six schools, we rank them, and then top 10 individuals. Top ten compete in the final countdown round."

The competition is run by Penn State Harrisburg, The Harrisburg Chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers, and HACC.