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# 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.
2022-23 Registration is Open!

Sign up now...it's still completely free and still tons of mathy fun!

2022 Winner: "Pary Moppins"

"Pary Moppins" by Team Dragons

The flustered director of "Pary Moppins" at Kingsway Regional Middle School becomes even more stressed after she realizes she forgot to build a set piece! With less than a week until the show, she needs the help of her actors and the stage manager to finish the blueprint in time for the big production!

Handbook Problem #195: A circle is inscribed in an equilateral triangle of side 12 meters. What is the diameter of the circle? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth.

Math Video Scoring in a Nutshell

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.

### 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.
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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 current year's MATHCOUNTS School Handbook in a real-world scenario. Teams receive access to dozens of online resources and a smartphone tripod upon request.

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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 approximately 50-100 Quarterfinalist Videos. Quarterfinalists receive certificates and entry into a prize drawing.

March 2023

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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 2023

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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 medals and scholarships.

May 14-15, 2023