MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state and territory. Consisting of fun and creative problems, the MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Students prepare for the Competition Program. Participants then advance through School, Chapter and State Competitions until the final 228 students are selected from fifty-seven states and territories to advance to the MATHCOUNTS National Competition held each May. In the MATHCOUNTS Club Program, depending on the level of student involvement, a school may receive a recognition plaque or banner and be entered into a drawing for prizes.