Competition Math is quite different from regular math taught in schools; it is the application of math concepts in real life situations. Becoming familiar with competition math, especially at a young age, is important due to a few reasons.
- Competition Math encourages students to apply their regular math concepts in real-world situations. They start to understand why math is used and how it can be enjoyable.
- Competition Math is on the SAT/ACT. Many students have to practice very hard to do well on the Math sections of the ACT/SAT, because they haven’t been exposed to competition math problems, which make up almost every question on the Math sections.
- Competition Math allows students to discover a new world. There is a large math community, filled with friends who have the same interests as you do. There are so many math competitions out there, both state and nation-wide.
- In High school, you can win scholarships for being good at competition math.