Yes! A Math Challenge for High Schoolers That’s Tied to Real Life

Turns out math can save the world!

MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge for High Schoolers Ties to Real Life.

We just found the coolest way for high school students to connect their math knowledge to real life.

The cool techies at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) launched MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. It’s a contest for high school juniors and seniors. Students work on teams and, under time and resource constraints, tackle real-world problems.

The kicker: The challenge awards $100,000. WOW!

First, register your team. Then check out past real-world problems that ranged from reducing food waste to developing high speed rail.

Think you’re good at math and want to prove it? Just click the button below to get started!

Posted by Kimberley Moran

Kimberley Moran is an editor at WeAreTeachers. You can follow her on Twitter at @kagmoran or on Facebook. Email her at

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