Global High School Teams Shine in Prestigious 2023 Mathematical Modeling Contest

BEDFORD, Mass. - Feb. 6, 2024 - PRLog -- The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) proudly announces the successful conclusion of the 2023 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM®), showcasing the brightest young minds in mathematical modeling from around the globe.

This year's HiMCM attracted 967 teams, consisting of up to four students each, from 417 schools across 18 countries/regions, demonstrating the international appeal and competitive spirit of the contest. Between November 1-14 2023, these teams engaged in rigorous mathematical problem-solving, choosing one of two complex modeling problems to tackle and submitting their innovative solutions.

The contest highlighted exceptional talent, with teams earning top honors for their outstanding solutions:
  • Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy, Shanghai, China
  • St. George's School, BC, Canada
  • Nanjing Foreign Language School, Jiangsu, China
  • Shanghai Starriver Bilingual School, Minghang, China
  • Shanghai Pinghe School, Shanghai, China
  • BASIS International School Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Shanghai Pinghe School, Shanghai, China
  • Durham Academy, NC, USA (NCTM Award)
  • Mass Academy of Math & Science, MA, USA

Notable participation highlights of the 2023 HiMCM include:
  • Outstanding Teams: 9 (1%)
  • Finalists: 54 (6%)
  • Meritorious: 139 (14%)
  • Honorable Mention: 256 (26%)
  • Successful Participants: 501 (52%)

COMAP extends its heartfelt congratulations to all participants. The judges were thoroughly impressed by the teams' creativity, ingenuity, and clarity in mathematical modeling, underscoring that each participant is indeed a winner in the truest sense.

For a complete list of results and team designations, please visit

The HiMCM is made possible through generous support from The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

About COMAP, Inc.:

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications is dedicated to improving mathematics education for students of all ages. Through its contests, publications, and projects, COMAP aims to enhance mathematical understanding and foster creativity and problem-solving skills. Learn more at

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