The 2019 Mississippi Council for Teachers of Mathematics 7th and 8th Grade Math Tournament was held at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus on March 21. The event, in its 36th year, is sponsored by the Jackson County Campus Math and Computer Science Department and Chemours.
During the event, seventh and eighth grade students from South Mississippi compete for the opportunity to advance to the state level. Thirteen schools participated in the district tournament this year.
Competition begins at each school, where students take a math test, with the top-two scoring students from each grade advancing to the district level at the Jackson County Campus. The students take another math test at MGCCC, and the top-10 scoring students receive checks. The top-two scoring students from each grade advance to the state tournament held in Pearl in April.