MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge

A math modeling competition for high school and sixth form students. Enter a team of up to five students and work together to solve real life problems with math.  

M3C Live Webinar

Tips to Ace M3 Challenge webinar on February 28, at 2:30 p.m. ET

M3 Challenge Social Media Contest

Submit video of your Challenge experience by March 11.

2024 Haiku Clue

Paths to keys are steep; 
build the sturdiest model  
and open the door.

A team experience!

M3 Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool

The specific real-world problem that is posed each year is unknown to participants until they login during the Challenge weekend.

  • Entirely internet-based
  • No registration or participation fees
  • Flexible work time


High school juniors and seniors (U.S.) and sixth form students (England and Wales) are eligible.

Scholarship Prizes

Winning teams receive scholarship prizes totaling over $100,000.

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Registration for M3 Challenge 2024 is open through February 23, 2024.