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Middle School Students Build Problem Solving Skills Through Free Math Contest

December 3, 2015 - San Marcos, TX
Mathworks at Texas State University has announced the results of the 2015 Mathworks Math Contest for middle school students. The Mathworks Math Contest (MMC) a free contest for any interested middle school student to participate in. Started 15 years ago, the MMC engages students in problem solving while giving them fun mathematical challenges. The 2-hour test includes questions of a variety of topics: geometry, probability, algebra, and number sense. To see a copy of this year's test and detailed statistics, click here.
The 2015 MMC was administered in mid-November, and 423 students from 31 schools took part in the Contest. The average score was a 3.3 out of 15. Mathworks has used the results of the MMC to help select a team of four students who will compete in the 2016 Primary Math World Contest. These four students will attend the Mathworks Residential Junior Summer Math Camp in June of 2016, and then travel to Hong Kong in mid-July to compete against more than 40 other teams from around the world. Mathworks thanks all the teachers, students, and parents who made the 2015 MMC possible.


2016 Mathworks Primary Math World Contest Team

  • Michelle Wang
  • Amy Zhou
  • Pierce Lai
  • Andrew Cai

Mathworks is a center for innovation in mathematics education at Texas State University. Our mission is to research and develop model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage K-12 students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level. Mathworks programs raise mathematics achievement for all students, while developing future leaders in science, engineering, and mathematics.