Engaging High School Students in Math Modeling

CLIENT

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PlusUs collaborated with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) to development an open source math modeling toolkit that serves two functions: 1) it provides teachers and students an introduction to the process of math modeling, and 2) it primes students for participation in the annual Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, a mathematical modeling contest for high school students sponsored by The Moody’s Foundation and organized by SIAM. Working alongside the guidebook’s authors, PlusUs created a set of companion method cards, aligned the process to Common Core standards, and designed the materials in a way that proved clear and engaging for teachers and students.

In addition, PlusUs redesigned the online experience for the Challenge, which included brand building, content mapping and re-organization, writing, UI/UX design, web design, and highly customized web development. The website allows teams to register, receive their challenge prompt, and submit their responses within a pre-defined amount of time. We re-designed the registration and problem submission process to create a simplified and more engaging Challenge experience for student teams.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Curriculum Design
Web Design
UI/UX Design
Web Development
Brand Development
Content Mapping
Copywriting and Editing