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
March 3, 2014
A total of 1,421 teams, composed of 6,412 high school students, will compete for $125,000 in scholarships awarded by The Moody’s Foundation during the 2014 Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge set to take place March 8-9.
The annual Internet-based applied math contest organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) poses a timely, real-world issue for participants to solve using applied mathematics. The high school teams have just 14 hours to study the issue, gather data, state assumptions, and devise mathematical models before reporting their results in the form of a solution paper. The competing teams do not know the problem in advance.This year the contest expanded to include 45 states plus Washington D.C. — adding 17 new states to the eligible footprint since last year.
Math modeling contest expands westward! Registration open in 45 states and DC
Teams will compete for $125,000
November 1, 2013
With the addition of the U.S. heartland this year, more students than ever are eligible to compete for a share of $125,000 in scholarship prizes to be awarded in the 2014 Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, a prestigious applied math competition for high school students. Internet-based and free of registration and participation fees, the M3 Challenge requires participants to consider and analyze a relevant issue using mathematical modeling to come up with a practical solution. And while registration officially opens today, high school juniors and seniors in 45 states and Washington, D.C. have already begun forming teams in preparation for the Challenge. Registration will be open until February 28.
[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.