Academic Competitions for High School and Middle School Students
Join in on the math challenge fun! The Actuarial Foundation offers two academic competitions that challenge students to solve math problems with real-world situations. Find out how to get involved!
High School Math Competition
Modeling the Future Challenge
The Modeling the Future Challenge is a real-world, mathematical analysis competition for high school students culminating in a national Symposium and up to $60,000 in college scholarships, prizes and awards.
Middle School Math Competition
The Hardest Math Problem Student Contest
The Hardest Math Problem Student Contest is an annual competition presented by The Actuarial Foundation, its educational partner Scholastic, and the New York Life Foundation that challenges students in grades 6-8 to solve multistep, grade-specific math problems with real-world situations and engaging characters. Fifth graders are also eligible to participate by reaching to a higher grade level!
Fostering Math Skills and a Love of Math
"My students compete in a variety of modeling and other math and science competitions, but the MTFC is quite unique in a couple of ways. First, it is the only competition that doesn't dictate the problem. Instead, it allows the student teams to develop their own problem to investigate. This is a unique and rich learning opportunity for them. Secondly, MTFC is the only competition which assigns the teams a professional mentor. This gives the team the kind of real time guidance they don't receive in other competitions."
—2021 Modeling the Future Challenge Educator
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