Math Video Challenge

Ages:Middle School

Type:Submission

Categories:Mathematics, STEM, video

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Mar 6, 2020 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

During the fall/winter students work in teams of 4 to create a video based on a MATHCOUNTS problem. The video must be 5 minutes or shorter and show a real-world application of the math concept used. In March, every video is reviewed by a panel of MATHCOUNTS judges that selects 50-100 Quarterfinalist Videos, and then 12 Semifinalist Videos and 5 Judges' Choice Videos. In early April, expert judges select 4 finalist videos to advance to the Math Video Challenge Finals. The 16 students who created these 4 videos present their videos at the 2020 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, FL in May. At the Math Video Challenge Finals, the 224 Mathletes® at the National Competition vote to determine the First Place Video.

During the fall/winter students work in teams of 4 to create a video based on a MATHCOUNTS problem. The video must be 5 minutes or shorter and show a real-world application of the math concept used.

From early February through mid-March, the general public votes on the videos, and the 100 videos with the most votes advance to the judging rounds. Teams that submit videos by the Promo Prize Pack deadline in February receive a free pack of materials to help them promote their video.

In early April, expert judges select 4 finalist videos to advance to the Math Video Challenge Finals. The 16 students who created these 4 videos, as well as each team's advisor, receive an all-expenses-paid trip to present their videos the 2019 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, FL. At the Math Video Challenge Finals in May, the 224 Mathletes® at the National Competition vote to determine the First Place Video.

Each project is evaluated based on the following criteria in order to select quarterfinalist, semifinalist and finalist videos:
  • Mathematical Content: Is an appropriate approach to solving the problem used? Are there any errors?
  • Communication: Is the math communicated clearly and logically? Is time in the video used effectively?
  • Creativity: Is the video's concept original or memorable? Does the video show imagination?
  • Real-World Scenario: Does the video present a clear, real-world application of math concepts in the problem?
  • Adherence to Rules: Is the video 5 minutes or less? Does it follow rules regarding copyrighted material (like music, images or video clips)? Did the students do the work themselves?
Math Video Challenge Participation Prizes

Individual Award.

Teams that have submitted a video to the Math Video Challenge by 11:59 PM ET March 1, 2019 receive the Promo Pack, which includes 20 printed flyers, a poster and social media templates/filters to help promote their video during General Public Voting. Promo Pack recipients also are automatically entered into the Promo Pack Prize Drawing to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card for each team member (10 winning teams selected randomly). All teams that submit a video in the contest (by 11:59 PM ET on March 14, 2019) will be automatically entered in the Boogie Prize Drawing to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card for each team member (1 winning team selected randomly). Learn more here.

Math Video Challenge Semifinalist Prizes

Team Award.

20 semifinalist videos are announced. The students who created these videos each receive recognition on the Math Video Challenge website and certificates.

Math Video Challenge Finalist Prizes

Team Award.

In April 2019, 4 finalist videos are announced. The students who created these videos and their team advisors win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Math Video Challenge Finals at the 2019 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, FL. The students also receive plaques and recognition on the Math Video Challenge website.4 finalist videos are announced. The students who created these videos and their team advisors win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Math Video Challenge Finals at the 2019 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, FL. The students also receive plaques and recognition on the Math Video Challenge website.

Math Video Challenge First Place

Team Award. $1000.

Each member of the overall winning team receives recognition on the Math Video Challenge website, a trophy and a $1,000 college scholarship.

Website: http://www.mathcounts.org/mvc

Managing Organization: The MATHCOUNTS Foundation

Contact:

videochallenge@mathcounts.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
<p style="font-weight: 400;">In order to be eligible to participate in the Math Video Challenge, an entrant must be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam and must be currently enrolled as full-time students in grades 6 through 8 (or equivalent) at a public, private, or home school. Those U.S. citizens currently enrolled as a full time student in grades 6 through 8 (or equivalent) at U.S. State Department and Defense Department dependent schools located internationally are also eligible.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">All student teams must have exactly four members, although all four members do not necessarily need to appear in the video. The students may split up the various tasks associated with the project, as they like. Subject to securing the appropriate written permissions, additional people not on the official team may appear in the video, but only the four team members will be recognized for advancement and recognition in the contest. Students do not have to combine with students from their own school, or even students from their hometown or state.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Videos must be in English or subtitled in English.</p>

Registration Closes
Mar 6, 2020 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

During the fall/winter students work in teams of 4 to create a video based on a MATHCOUNTS problem. The video must be 5 minutes or shorter and show a real-world application of the math concept used. In March, every video is reviewed by a panel of MATHCOUNTS judges that selects 50-100 Quarterfinalist Videos, and then 12 Semifinalist Videos and 5 Judges' Choice Videos. In early April, expert judges select 4 finalist videos to advance to the Math Video Challenge Finals. The 16 students who created these 4 videos present their videos at the 2020 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, FL in May. At the Math Video Challenge Finals, the 224 Mathletes® at the National Competition vote to determine the First Place Video.

Process

During the fall/winter students work in teams of 4 to create a video based on a MATHCOUNTS problem. The video must be 5 minutes or shorter and show a real-world application of the math concept used.

From early February through mid-March, the general public votes on the videos, and the 100 videos with the most votes advance to the judging rounds. Teams that submit videos by the Promo Prize Pack deadline in February receive a free pack of materials to help them promote their video.

In early April, expert judges select 4 finalist videos to advance to the Math Video Challenge Finals. The 16 students who created these 4 videos, as well as each team's advisor, receive an all-expenses-paid trip to present their videos the 2019 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, FL. At the Math Video Challenge Finals in May, the 224 Mathletes® at the National Competition vote to determine the First Place Video.

Criteria

Each project is evaluated based on the following criteria in order to select quarterfinalist, semifinalist and finalist videos:
  • Mathematical Content: Is an appropriate approach to solving the problem used? Are there any errors?
  • Communication: Is the math communicated clearly and logically? Is time in the video used effectively?
  • Creativity: Is the video's concept original or memorable? Does the video show imagination?
  • Real-World Scenario: Does the video present a clear, real-world application of math concepts in the problem?
  • Adherence to Rules: Is the video 5 minutes or less? Does it follow rules regarding copyrighted material (like music, images or video clips)? Did the students do the work themselves?

Awards

Math Video Challenge Participation Prizes

Individual Award.

Teams that have submitted a video to the Math Video Challenge by 11:59 PM ET March 1, 2019 receive the Promo Pack, which includes 20 printed flyers, a poster and social media templates/filters to help promote their video during General Public Voting. Promo Pack recipients also are automatically entered into the Promo Pack Prize Drawing to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card for each team member (10 winning teams selected randomly). All teams that submit a video in the contest (by 11:59 PM ET on March 14, 2019) will be automatically entered in the Boogie Prize Drawing to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card for each team member (1 winning team selected randomly). Learn more here.

Math Video Challenge Semifinalist Prizes

Team Award.

20 semifinalist videos are announced. The students who created these videos each receive recognition on the Math Video Challenge website and certificates.

Math Video Challenge Finalist Prizes

Team Award.

In April 2019, 4 finalist videos are announced. The students who created these videos and their team advisors win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Math Video Challenge Finals at the 2019 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, FL. The students also receive plaques and recognition on the Math Video Challenge website.4 finalist videos are announced. The students who created these videos and their team advisors win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Math Video Challenge Finals at the 2019 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, FL. The students also receive plaques and recognition on the Math Video Challenge website.

Math Video Challenge First Place

Team Award. $1000.

Each member of the overall winning team receives recognition on the Math Video Challenge website, a trophy and a $1,000 college scholarship.

Participate

Website: http://www.mathcounts.org/mvc

Managing Organization: The MATHCOUNTS Foundation

Contact:

videochallenge@mathcounts.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
<p style="font-weight: 400;">In order to be eligible to participate in the Math Video Challenge, an entrant must be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam and must be currently enrolled as full-time students in grades 6 through 8 (or equivalent) at a public, private, or home school. Those U.S. citizens currently enrolled as a full time student in grades 6 through 8 (or equivalent) at U.S. State Department and Defense Department dependent schools located internationally are also eligible.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">All student teams must have exactly four members, although all four members do not necessarily need to appear in the video. The students may split up the various tasks associated with the project, as they like. Subject to securing the appropriate written permissions, additional people not on the official team may appear in the video, but only the four team members will be recognized for advancement and recognition in the contest. Students do not have to combine with students from their own school, or even students from their hometown or state.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Videos must be in English or subtitled in English.</p>

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Mar 6, 2020 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles