High School Mathematics Contest in Modeling

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Nov 6, 2019 2:00pm
America/New_York

COMAP’S High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) is an international contest designed to provide students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills. Teams from your school apply mathematics to model and develop a solution to a real-world problem.

Each team can have up to four students and there is no limit on the number of teams a school can register for the contest. Some high school faculty members use the contest as part of a mathematics or modeling course, some as a math club activity, and some simply encourage student teams to participate just for fun. Please share this information with all mathematics teachers and other high school educators (science, technology, engineering, etc.).

Teams will have a 14-day window in which to download and choose their problem, complete their modeling solution, and electronically submit their solution document to COMAP for centralized judging. We encourage you and your students to form one or more teams to represent your school in this prestigious international contest.

Student teams gather in person to work on a specific real-world problem where they can use mathematical modeling to solve the challenge. Students submit their models in a Solution Paper to COMAP for judging. Teams should keep in mind the following guidelines when solving the problem and developing their solution: • Overall, the team’s solution should be articulate, concise, and organized in order to allow the reader to easily follow the solution process and conclusions. Key statements should present major ideas and results. • Present a clarification or restatement of the problem as appropriate. • Present a clear exposition of all variables, assumptions, and hypotheses. • Present an analysis of the problem, motivating or justifying the model being used. • Include a design of the model. Discuss how the model could be tested. • Discuss any apparent strengths or weaknesses to your model or approach. • Summarize derivations, computations, or illustrative examples in the main body of the solution, and leave lengthy derivations and/or calculations and data in appropriate appendices. • Provide a conclusion and report results explicitly. • Document resources and references.

See the competition website for complete evaluation criteria. Judging will be completed in January 2020. Levels of awards are Unsuccessful, Successful Participant, Honorable Mention, Meritorious, Finalist, or Outstanding. Advisors and teams will be notified of the results in February 2020, and COMAP will post results on the HiMCM website. COMAP will prepare news releases for local and national dissemination, and professional publications will announce results.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.comap.com/highschool/contests/himcm/index.html

Managing Organization: Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP)

Contact:

himcm@comap.com

Entry Fee: $100

Eligibility:
To participate in HiMCM, students form teams of up to four (4) high school (or below) students from the same school. Each team must have a faculty advisor from that school. There is no limit to the number of teams a school may register and no limit to the number of teams an advisor may advise. The advisor must complete the registration process for each team. There are several requirements for team advisors before, during, and after the contest. Please read these instructions carefully and be sure to complete all the steps involved. The advisor is responsible to correctly register teams and complete all steps required for a team’s participation in HiMCM.

Registration Closes
Nov 6, 2019 2:00pm
America/New_York

Overview

COMAP’S High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) is an international contest designed to provide students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills. Teams from your school apply mathematics to model and develop a solution to a real-world problem.

Each team can have up to four students and there is no limit on the number of teams a school can register for the contest. Some high school faculty members use the contest as part of a mathematics or modeling course, some as a math club activity, and some simply encourage student teams to participate just for fun. Please share this information with all mathematics teachers and other high school educators (science, technology, engineering, etc.).

Teams will have a 14-day window in which to download and choose their problem, complete their modeling solution, and electronically submit their solution document to COMAP for centralized judging. We encourage you and your students to form one or more teams to represent your school in this prestigious international contest.

Process

Student teams gather in person to work on a specific real-world problem where they can use mathematical modeling to solve the challenge. Students submit their models in a Solution Paper to COMAP for judging. Teams should keep in mind the following guidelines when solving the problem and developing their solution: • Overall, the team’s solution should be articulate, concise, and organized in order to allow the reader to easily follow the solution process and conclusions. Key statements should present major ideas and results. • Present a clarification or restatement of the problem as appropriate. • Present a clear exposition of all variables, assumptions, and hypotheses. • Present an analysis of the problem, motivating or justifying the model being used. • Include a design of the model. Discuss how the model could be tested. • Discuss any apparent strengths or weaknesses to your model or approach. • Summarize derivations, computations, or illustrative examples in the main body of the solution, and leave lengthy derivations and/or calculations and data in appropriate appendices. • Provide a conclusion and report results explicitly. • Document resources and references.

Criteria

See the competition website for complete evaluation criteria. Judging will be completed in January 2020. Levels of awards are Unsuccessful, Successful Participant, Honorable Mention, Meritorious, Finalist, or Outstanding. Advisors and teams will be notified of the results in February 2020, and COMAP will post results on the HiMCM website. COMAP will prepare news releases for local and national dissemination, and professional publications will announce results.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.comap.com/highschool/contests/himcm/index.html

Managing Organization: Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP)

Contact:

himcm@comap.com

Entry Fee: $100

Eligibility:
To participate in HiMCM, students form teams of up to four (4) high school (or below) students from the same school. Each team must have a faculty advisor from that school. There is no limit to the number of teams a school may register and no limit to the number of teams an advisor may advise. The advisor must complete the registration process for each team. There are several requirements for team advisors before, during, and after the contest. Please read these instructions carefully and be sure to complete all the steps involved. The advisor is responsible to correctly register teams and complete all steps required for a team’s participation in HiMCM.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Nov 6, 2019 2:00pm
America/New_York