National Math Contest for Middle School Students with Hearing Loss

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National Math Contest for Middle School Students with Hearing Loss

Deaf or hard-of-hearing middle school students from across the country can
participate in Rochester Institute of Technology’s fourth annual Math
Competition for Students with Hearing Loss on April 9 – 11, 2010 at RIT’s
National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

This competition, for students in grades 6 to 8 who are deaf or hard of
hearing, is designed to promote math as fun and engaging and features three
rounds that test speed and accuracy, teamwork and additional math skills.
The competition features questions from MATHCOUNTS®, a national enrichment,
coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics
achievement throughout the U.S.

More than 90 students from across the U.S. participated in a team or
individually in the 2009 event. The first place individual winner was Ted
Zoerner, from Vernado Middle School in Irvine, Calif.; the top team winners
were from the Austin School for the Deaf in Texas. Cash prizes are awarded
to the top three places in both the individual and team competitions.

This year, the competition will be limited to the first 20 schools that
submit completed registration forms and payment. Registration begins online
on Oct. 23, 2009. Registration will be closed on Jan. 15, 2010 or when the
20 school limit is reached.

Coaches and students wishing to participate in the next competition can get
more information at Registration is $80
registration per team (four students) or $20 for students who register
individually. Parents and teachers are encouraged to accompany the students
during the weekend, which offers fun and social activities when not focusing
on the math competition.

The MATHCOUNTS® Foundation attempts to increase enthusiasm for and enhance
achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the U.S. Each year,
teachers use problems in the annual MATHCOUNTS® School Handbook with more
than 500,000 students. The MATHCOUNTS® materials and competition series
challenge students’ math skills, develop their self-confidence and reward
them for their achievements.

RIT is internationally recognized as a leader for providing computing,
engineering, imaging technology and fine and applied arts programs, and for
providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. More
than 1,450 NTID students study, live and socialize with more than 16,000

hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y. campus. Visit:

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