New Zealand will again be participating in the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge for 2021 ( This is a call out to invite you all to consider submitting a team again for this year’s challenge.
Each country can have up to two teams consisting of four enrolled secondary school students and one teacher/faculty advisor. The contest runs form March 8th through to early May 2020. During that time teams chose five(5) consecutive days to work together on the problem. To enable the top two entries to represent New Zealand to be selected, the nominated five day consecutive working days period needs to be completed by Monday May 3rd 2021.
In 2019 Manurewa High School represented New Zealand and were one of the five international award winners – read more at this link
All that is needed at this stage is an expression of interest to Kerri Spooner by Sunday 28th February 2021 for the teacher wishing to oversee a team from their school, followed by nomination of anticipated dates for the five consecutive days your team will be working on the problem.
The five consecutive working days need to fall between March 8th and May 3rd 2021.
This is a true team competition. Real problems require a mix of different kinds of mathematics for their analysis and solution. Real problems take time and team work.
IMMC provides students with a deeper experience both of how mathematics can explain our world and what working with mathematics can look like.
To look at past and sample problems please look at The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC)
Sample Problems. Problem: The Best Hospital 2018 IM 2 C Problem, ©IM 2 C, Inc.. Problem: Jet Lag 2017 IM 2 C Problem, ©IM 2 C, Inc.. Problem: Record Insurance 2016 IM 2 C Problem, ©IM 2 C, Inc.. Problem: Movie Scheduling 2015 IM 2 C Problem, ©IM 2 C, Inc.. Problem: Bank Service Problem
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