MathWorks Math Modeling (M3 Challenge) is a contest for teams of high school juniors and seniors in the U.S. and sixth form students in England and Wales. Through participation in this competition, students experience what it's like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in the industry. Teams of 11th and 12th graders from anywhere in the United States, including territories and DoDEA schools, and sixth form students (age 16-19) in England and Wales may participate. The competition is fully virtual, and participants will not be charged a registration or participation fee.
Teams must be comprised of three to five students and one teacher-coach and a maximum of two teams per school may register. Students from dual/joint enrollment programs, magnet programs, and other academic or training programs that draw students from more than one high school for a subset of classes or academic enrichment may be eligible if all of the criteria are met, and at the discretion of SIAM. Homeschool and cyber school students may either form their own team(s) or request to participate on a team at the school in the district or community in which they reside if it meets the SIAM guidelines.