At Home Math: Mini Math Modeling Challenges

The COMAP MCM/ICM Modeling Challenge and SIAM’s MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge provide intensive and fun modeling opportunities.

Can you estimate our heights and armspans given the clues in this photo? With Ervin Anderson, math modeling educator at SIAM M3 workshop.

Mini modeling challenges are a great way to get started. Each challenge has many possible approaches. You can use any mathy and computational tools you want! They can be adapted for little kids or experienced modelers.

Iced Tea Challenge

Farmer’s Market Challenge

Cheese Toast Challenge

Long Jump Challenge

Human Contact Challenge

Ice Cream Challenge

Pizza Challenge

Toilet Paper Challenge

Exercise Challenge

Waffle Challenge

Sock Puppet Challenge

Pet Challenge

Music Challenge

Gasoline Challenge