Math clubs get national sponsor

By Janet Raloff, 15:57 PM April 15, 2008

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, MathCounts—a middle school math enrichment program—is broadening its outreach. The Alexandria, Va.–based sponsor of local, regional, and national math competitions is launching a program that will give schools free materials to create math clubs for sixth to eighth graders.

Research shows that when U.S. students reach middle school, "they tend to either lose interest [in math] or lose ground and ability compared to counterparts overseas," explains Louis DiGi...

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