Posted on: January 27th, 2020

How to use math modeling to engage students

At a Glance: The U.S. has stagnated in how many students are proficient in mathematics on international assessments. The cause for this may be in how we structure our mathematics instruction by...

Posted on: January 8th, 2020

New Competitions in the ICS Database

With the start of the new year, our research team did a deep dive into the inter-webs to find competitions that are not yet in our database. And we found quite a few! For this round of updates we...

Posted on: January 8th, 2020

Science Fair Educational Impacts – new findings for a new decade.

For over 60 years, science fairs have been an integral component of many student’s education. According to Science Buddies – a science fair support website – more than 10 million students now...

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

Math Challenges for the Spring Semester

The new year is upon us and the excitement in the academic competitions world couldn’t be higher. However, we know that with the start of the spring semester, many students feel like it's too late...

Posted on: December 17th, 2019

Academic competitions to join in the new year.

Although the end of the calendar year is near and many schools are getting ready to close up for the winter holidays, the world of academic competitions is in full swing! Many competitions have their...

Posted on: December 16th, 2019

Modeling the Future 2019-20 Qualifying Teams Announced

170 teams from across the country challenged themselves with qualifying scenarios in the 2019-20 MTF Challenge. This past week The Actuarial Foundation announced the 98 teams that qualified for the...