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Math Video Challenge

The Math Video Challenge is an innovative program that empowers students to be math teachers, video producers, actors and artists - all at the same time! Working together in teams, students will create their own videos about math problems and their associated concepts.

Formerly known as the Reel Math Challenge, the Math Video Challenge is designed to get students excited about math while giving them the opportunity to hone their creativity and communication skills. Students will form teams consisting of four students each to create a video that teaches the solution to one of the problems from the 2013-2014 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, and also demonstrates the real-world application of the math concept used in the problem.

Learn more about the Math Video Challenge and register here.

Math Video Challenge Winner (2013-2014)


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How Does It Work?

  • Teams register starting in September and begin working on their video.
  • Teams post their video to, where the general public will vote on the best videos.
  • The 100 videos with the highest vote totals advance to the judging round. A MATHCOUNTS judges panel will select the 20 semifinalist videos of the contest.
  • The MATHCOUNTS judges carefully review the 20 semifinalists, and then select 4 finalist videos.
  • Each of the 4 finalist teams receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the Math Video Challenge finals at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, where team members present their video to the 224 students participating in the finals of the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series.
  • These 224 national competitors vote for one of the four videos to be the winner of the Math Video Challenge.
  • Each member of the winning team receives a $1,000 college scholarship.



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