Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is an Internet-based applied math competition for high school students. The contest is free and open to high school juniors and seniors in the U.S. Working in teams of three to five, participants must solve an open-ended, math-modeling problem focused on a realistic issue—in 14 hours. Scholarships totaling $150,000 toward the pursuit of higher education are awarded to the top teams. The real-world focus of the competition introduces students to applied math as a powerful problem-solving tool and, potentially, as a viable and exciting profession. Challenge weekend is set for February 27-28, 2016. Registration opens in November at the website below.
Complete details, rules, a free downloadable modeling handbook, and archives of previous Challenge problems and practice problems are available at: http://M3Challenge.siam.org
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