The Math Video Challenge is a project-based team contest that is completely free. Students work in teams of 4 to create a video that shows a solution to a MATHCOUNTS problem in a real-world setting. The program is designed to be flexible so teams can work on videos anytime between the fall (when registration opens) and the submission deadline. Videos are evaluated based on 5 criteria:
1) Mathematical Content: Is an appropriate approach to solving the problem used? Are there any errors?
2) Communication: Is the math communicated clearly and logically? Is time in the video used effectively?
3) Creativity: Is the video's concept original or memorable? Does the video show imagination?
4) Real-World Scenario: Does the video present a clear, real-world application of math concepts in the problem?
5) Adherence to Rules: Is the video 5 minutes or less? Does it follow rules regarding copyrighted material (like music, images or video clips)? Did the students do the work themselves?
Who is eligible to compete?
Please refer to the Official Rules + Terms of Participation for the Math Video Challenge for complete information regarding student eligibility.
U.S. students enrolled in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate in the Math Video Challenge. Teams must have exactly 4 students, but these students do not need to be from the same school/group or state to form a team. A student also can be on more than 1 team.
Both schools and non-school groups such as tutoring/enrichment centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts troops and National Society of Black Engineer Junior Chapters are eligible to participate, as long as the team meets the eligibility requirements stated above.