By tpm | September 29, 2011
MATHCOUNTS, a foundation best known for their nationwide popular middle school math contests, has announced the start of a new math challenge for students. The new contest, known as the Reel Math Challenge, is quite different from traditional math contests, which typically focus on written or oral exam questions. With the Reel Math Challenge, student teams of four create a math video designed around a problem. The video needs to teach viewers about the problem and demonstrate a real world application of the concept involved.
The 20 finalists are selected by a vote of visitors to the website, and the winners are chosen by a panel of judges. The prizes aren’t too shabby either. The top 4 teams get an all expenses paid trip to the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition and an HTC Flyer tablet. Each member of the winning team also gets a $1000 college scholarship.
Contest submission is already open and will remain open until the deadline of February 1, 2012. You can follow this link to check out the Reel Math Challenge.