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M3 Challenge

About M3 Challenge

Moody's Mega Math Challenge (M3 Challenge) is a mathematics modeling competition for high school students. Winners receive scholarships totaling $125,000 for continuing education. A partnership of The Moody's Foundation and SIAM, the competition spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, a vital contributor to advances in an increasingly technical society, and a viable and exciting profession

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Congrats to North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics - Team 3377- the 2014 Champions!
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North Carolina Team Places First in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Winning math model earns Durham students $20,000 in scholarships

April 29, 2014

Students from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics tasted victory – and a healthier school lunch – on Monday, when the team of five high school seniors earned the top prize at the ninth annual Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge. The winning team prevailed over nearly 1,200 competing high schools and received $20,000 in scholarships for presenting the best answer to the question: Can school lunches be nutritious, affordable, and delicious?   read more...


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The world, through a mathematical lens
Math modeling handbook now available

April 23, 2014

Students quantify school lunch nutrition and taste in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge
Winning teams will receive prize scholarships totaling $125,000

April 7, 2014

Cafeteria Conundrum: Can school lunches be nutritious, delicious, and affordable?
High school students use the power of math to deliver viable solutions for school districts

March 10, 2014

More than 6,000 high school students to compete in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge
The 2014 contest expanded to include students in 17 additional states

March 3, 2014

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[1/25] The 2012 first runner-up team displays its check.

[2/25] Coach and student from the champion team in 2012.

[3/25] Soon-to-be champions await the 2012 competition.

[4/25] A third place 2012 winner holds his prize check aloft.

[5/25] Students present their solution paper to captive audience in 2012.

[6/25] Maggie Walker students (2010 3rd place winners) in serious mathematical thought.

[7/25] Light moments for the team from Immaculata (2010 6th place winners).

[8/25] Frances Laserson, President of The Moody's Foundation, addresses the audience at the Awards ceremony.

[9/25] The Princeton High School team proudly displays its prize (2010 5th place winners).

[10/25] AAST students present their paper (2010 4th place winners).

[11/25] The joy of winning: The Montgomery Blair team wins the top prize at the 2010 M3 Challenge.

[12/25] High Tech HS Team celebrates its victory (2010 Runner Ups).

[13/25] This is what the M3 Challenge is about: Maggie Walker team members (2010 3rd place winners).

[14/25] A happy student from the Immaculata team (2010 6th place winners).

[15/25] Laughs abound in the Montgomery Blair quarter as the team wins first place .

[16/25] Accolades at the 2007 Awards Ceremony at Moody's Corporate Headquarters in Manhattan.

[17/25] Elk County Catholic High School students (2009 Magna Cum Laude Team prize) present their solution paper to judges.

[18/25] Happy students from Staples High School (2006 Summa Cum Laude Team Prize).

[19/25] Manalapan High School Students (2008 Magna Cum Laude Team Prize) share a light moment at the Awards Ceremony.

[20/25] High Technology High School students (2006 First Honorable Mention Team Prize) prepare to present their paper to judges.

[21/25] The Staples High School team (2009 First Honorable Mention Team Prize) displays its prize check.

[22/25] The Wheeler School (2009 Cum Laude Team) involved in an intense discussion.

[23/25] The West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North team (2009 Exemplary Team) presents its solution paper.

[24/25] Manalapan High School students (2007 Summa Cum Laude Team Prize) celebrate their win.

[25/25] Judges listen intently at the 2008 Final Presentations at Moody's Corporate Headquarters in Manhattan.
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