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Describe the Activity:
The Math Video Challenge is a national program that challenges students to develop their math, communication and technology skills in a collaborative video project. Created in 2011, it is a completely free program and is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Students can participate through their school or through a non-school group.
Educators who register a team in this program receive what we call the Math Video Challenge Playbook, which includes detailed program information and tips on how to create a video. The Playbook also includes the 250 MATHCOUNTS problems that students use to create their videos, which are organized by math concept so educators can use the Math Video Challenge as a class project.
During the fall/winter students work in teams of 4 to create a video based on a MATHCOUNTS problem.
From mid-February through mid-March, the general public votes on the videos and the 100 videos with the most votes advance to the judging rounds.
Semifinalists are announced in late March; semifinalists receive certificates and recognition on the program website.
In early April, expert judges select 4 finalist videos to advance to the Math Video Challenge Finals At the Math Video Challenge Finals in May, the 224 Mathletes at the National Competition vote to determine the First Place Video
Competition is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Students can participate through their school or through a non-school group.
$1,000 scholarship for the winner.
Outcome of the Activity:
This competition challenges students to develop their math, communication and technology skills in a collaborative video project.
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