At the 2016 through 2021
Massachusetts MATHCOUNTS state competitions, each year more than 70% of the top 20 students were students who used FrostMath tests to help them prepare. Those students were either from my school team or by taking FrostMath classes. Joining FrostMath not only gives you access to great materials, it gives you the chance to work with some of the brightest students in Massachusetts...and with me, Coach Frost.
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Preparing students for the MATHCOUNTS competition series and problem solving in general.
FrostMath will be both in person and online this Fall to meet the needs of the various comfort levels with in person classes as well as keeping FrostMath open to kids outside of the Massachusetts area. Registration is now open. I've had to make a lot of changes, so if you find an error, inconsistency/conflict, or anything confusing just let me know!
Hi, my name is Josh Frost and for the past 20+ years I have been preparing students for various math competitions, the largest of which has been MATHCOUNTS. For 18 of the last 20 years, the teams that I have coached from my school have been MATHCOUNTS state champions. From 2001 - 2006 I coached the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham, NH to the NH state crown (including NH's best ever finish of 15th in 2003), and (except for 2015 and 2018) from 2007 - 2020 (and hopefully beyond) I've coached the Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington, MA to state MATHCOUNTS titles. I also led the 2012, 2013 and 2019 Massachusetts MATHCOUNTS teams to winning the MATHCOUNTS National championship. In 2015 and 2018 teams of 4 kids, who all attended FrostMath, from the RJ Grey MS in Acton, defeated my own school team:-) In 2013 my school student, Alec Sun, won MATHCOUNTS nationals and in 2019 my FrostMath student, Daniel Mai, was national champ while my school student, Jeff Lin, was the written champion!
Students and parents are always asking me how they can get me to work with them (or their student) to prepare for these competitions. Well, here is your chance. Beginning in fall 2013, I started running practices for any student in the same way I have been running them for my own team. At these practices, students take a practice MATHCOUNTS test which I have written and then we will go over it both individually and as a group. The meetings run weekly (or close to weekly) and you can come every week or just on occasion given space in the class. It will be on a first come first serve basis and you can register and pay as far in advance as you wish to guarantee your spot.
In 2021 all 12 of the top students in MA were either FrostMath students or students using the same materials at my school.
In 2020, 3 of the top 4 finishers in MA were students from my school who used the FrostMath tests for 3 years (actually I met 2 of them as 5th graders in FrostMath). Only 1 of the top 9 students did NOT use FrostMath tests as preparation.
In 2019, 1st and 2nd place in MA were FrostMath students, while 9 or the top 10 kids were in the countdown wearing FrostMath shirts as either Jonas Clarke or FrostMath students all using the same training materials.
In 2018, despite 2 members of the previous year's national team and the 5th place kid from the year before still competing, kids using FrostMath practice materials took the top 8 spots at states, all of them outscoring the returning national competitors. The MA team of 4 to go to nationals was made up of a student from my team and 3 kids from FrostMath!
In 2017, 8 of the top 20 finishers at the MATHCOUNTS state competition were part of FrostMath for a full year (or two). Seven others in the top 20 trained with the same materials as part of my school team. Congrats to the students from my school and from FrostMath who have done so well!!