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2016 Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Less than two weeks remain to register for the 2016 Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, an applied math modeling contest for high school juniors and seniors in the U.S., its territories, and DoDEA schools.

Please help connect students in your area with this opportunity and the chance to vie for $150 in scholarships by distributing the below blurb or blurbs. The ready-to-publish blurbs are great for newsletters, online calendars, social media posts, and forwarding over email.

Register by Friday, February 19, at 4 p.m. EST at https://mym3challenge.siam.org/user/register

M3 Challenge 2016 Ready-to-publish blurbs

Short version:

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is an online 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 is now open at the website below until the deadline Friday, February 19 at 4 p.m. EST sharp!

Complete details, rules, a free downloadable modeling handbook, and archives of previous Challenge problems and practice problems are available at:http://M3Challenge.siam.org

E-mail contact: m3challenge@siam.org

Note: If you would like flyers or posters with more information about the Challenge to distribute to your organizations or colleagues, please send us a request with the quantity, due date, and shipping address at the e-mail above.

Long version:

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Do you know the cost and return of going to college? Could there be a single best recycling method for U.S. cities? Students use the power of math to face complex, real-world issues like these during Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, an online contest reminding us that math is so much more than solving for “x.” A completely free contest open to high school juniors and seniors in the entire U.S., students have 14 hours to solve and model an applied problem, and are judged based on their solution papers. The 2016 Challenge weekend will take place Sat., Feb. 27 at 12:00 a.m. EST through Sun., Feb 28 at 11:59 p.m., 2016 – students begin their allotted 14 hours of work time during Challenge weekend by downloading the Challenge problem at a time of their choosing. The Challenge awards a total of $150,000 in scholarship prizes. Registration is now open athttp://M3Challenge.siam.org and will close on February 19, 2016 at 4 p.m. EST sharp. In addition to exposing tuition costs and returns and revealing the best recycling methods, past Challenges have also had students investigate whether school lunches can be affordable and nutritious and illuminate the most suitable regions to build U.S. high-speed rail lines. Designed to motivate students to study and pursue careers in applied math, economics and finance, the contest is sponsored by The Moody’s Foundation and organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Complete details, rules, a free downloadable modeling handbook, and archives of previous Challenge problems and practice problems are available at:http://M3Challenge.siam.org

E-mail contact: m3challenge@siam.org

Note: If you would like flyers or posters with more information about the Challenge to distribute to your organizations or colleagues, please send us a request with the quantity, due date, and shipping address at the e-mail above.