MATH VIDEO CHALLENGE

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 competition

MATH VIDEO CHALLENGE

A national program that gives students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to create an original video showing math in a real-world setting.
2021-2022 Registration Is Open

Register for Free by Mar. 11

$0 for schools and non-school groups

  • Every registered team advisor receives a mailed Producers Kit to help their teams create videos.
  • Math Video Challenge teams receive free online access to numerous guidelines and resources.
  • A team consists of 4 students, but a student can be on more than one team.
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Math Video Challenge is a project-based team contest in which students create a video that shows a solution to a MATHCOUNTS problem in a real-world setting. To determine advancement and prizes, videos are evaluated based on 4 categories: mathematical content, communication, creativity and real-world scenario.

Click here to download the Judging Guidelines and click the buttons to the left to learn more about these scoring categories.

Mathematical Content

Videos with high scores on mathematical content will feature an appropriate approach to solving the problem selected. Judges also determine if teams made any mathematical errors—and if so, to what extent those errors affect the clarity of the solution—as part of their scoring.

(counts for approx. 1/3 of a video's score)

Communication

Videos with high scores on communication will communicate the math and solution clearly and logically. Judges also determine if teams used their time effectively—videos can be a maximum of 5 minutes—as part of their scoring.

(counts for approx. 1/3 of a video's score)

Creativity

Videos with high scores on creativity will be original and memorable. Judges will give higher marks to videos that show imagination in things like costume/set design, special effects, screenplay and acting.

(counts for approx. 1/6 of a video's score)

Real-World Scenario

Videos with high scores on real-world scenario will present a clear, real-world application of the math concept explored. Judges will give higher marks to teams that develop their own scenario—rather than using a scenario provided by MATHCOUNTS in a problem.

(counts for approx. 1/6 of a video's score)

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Thank you to the Math Video Challenge Title Sponsor!
I like that ANY student can participate and be involved in some way. I saw my students' confidence grow not only in math but in being creative and collaborating with others.
team advisor (anonymous survey)
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A Typical Program Year
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Schools and non-school groups register in the fall and students work in teams of 4 to create a video that explains the solution to a problem from the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook in a real-world scenario. Teams receive a free handbook, smartphone tripod and dozens of online resources.

Deadline: March 11, 2022

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MATHCOUNTS judges review and score every video submission based on 4 categories: mathematical content, communication, creativity and real-world scenario. Judges select 50-100 Quarterfinalist Videos. Quarterfinalists receive certificates and entry into a prize drawing. 

March 2022

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A panel of judges with expertise in STEM, education, communication and film selects 12 Semifinalist Videos and 6 Judges' Choice Winners. Semifinalists receive certificates and gift cards; Judges' Choice Winners receive plaques. These same expert judges then select 4 Finalist Videos.

April 2022

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Finalist teams receive an all-expenses-paid trip to present their videos at the Math Video Challenge Finals. The 224 Mathletes competing at the Raytheon Technologies MATHCOUNTS National Competition vote to determine the First Place Video, and the 4 winning students receive trophies and scholarships.

May 7-10, 2022