2024 Problem: A Tale of Two Crises

In this problem, you are tasked with using mathematical modeling to understand the intertwined housing shortage and homelessness crises from a long-term perspective. 

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.  

Winners of the 2024 social media crisis solve the M3 Challenge problem together.

M3 Challenge

Social Media Contest

Congrats to the 2024 winners!

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

Eligibility

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.