# What Are the HiMCM and MidMCM Math Contests?

Are you a high school or middle school/level student interested in competing in prestigious math contests? Are you a middle school or high school math or STEM teacher looking for a fun way to engage your students? Read on to learn about our math contests for middle and high school students.

### What are the HiMCM/MidMCM math contests?

COMAP’S High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM)® and Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MidMCM) are international math contests designed to provide high school and middle school/level students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills.

Teams from your school apply mathematics to model and develop a solution to a real-world problem. Each team can have up to four students and there is no limit on the number of teams a school can register for each contest.

Some teachers use the contest as part of a mathematics or modeling course, some as an extracurricular math club activity, and some simply encourage student teams to participate just for fun. Please share this information with all mathematics teachers, as well as other high school and middle school/level educators (science, technology, engineering, etc.).

### Who can participate?

All students in high school grades or below can participate in the HiMCM. Students 14½ years or younger on the start date of the contest can participate in the MidMCM.

### How long do these math contests run?

Teams will have a 14-day window in which to download and choose their problem, complete their modeling solution, and electronically submit their solution document to COMAP for centralized judging.

### What’s the difference between HiMCM/MidMCM?

COMAP’s **High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM)** is an international contest designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills. Teams apply mathematics to model, develop, and communicate a solution to a real-world problem.

COMAP’s **Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MidMCM)** is an extension of the High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). It is designed to provide middle school/level age students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills. Teams apply mathematics to model, develop, and communicate a solution to a real-world problem.

### When is the next math competition and how do I register?

Get the latests dates, news, and participation instructions from our HiMCM/MidMCM competition on our official math contest website.

### What other math competitions does COMAP offer?

Click here to learn about our undergraduate math competition!

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### COMAP

The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.