Prudential Math Challenge

The Prudential Math Challenge (PMC5) is a high school competition in which students are given the opportunity to work in teams and use applied mathematics to provide solutions to real world problems. Teams will compete for scholarship awards generously donated by Prudential. First place will be awarded $3,000, second place $1,000 and third place will be gifted technological equipment.  Additionally, schools and instructors will receive recognition for their commitment and dedication.

We would like to thank all the teams that competed in the 5th Annual Prudential Math Challenge. Thank you to all the judges and Prudential for supporting this vital competition. Congratulations to the Top Three Finalists

Top 3 Finalists

El Paso High Team 1

Team Members: Cassandra, Isabella, Francesco, Santiago, Grace

Coronado T-Birds

Team Members: Fernando, Hamzeh, Srilakshmi, Maximilian, Jaeha

Franklin Pale Blue Dot

Team Members: Diego, Anysha, Emily, Suemin

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PRUDENTIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH VIDEO CHALLENGE ​

Middle school students work  to create a video that explains the solution to a math problem and demonstrates a real-world application of the math concepts explored in the problem.  

Important Dates

April 4  – Video Submission Deadline

Math Video Questions

Question 1:

  • Karla loves Social Media and is always ignoring her assignments, so for every assignment she completes she gets a certain amount of time on Social Media. The proportion between assignments, x, and hours on Social Media, y, is for every 3 assignments complete she gets 45 minutes on Social Media. Write an equation of proportional relationships between x and y. (x= assignments, y= Time on Social Media)
  •  Karla’s sister, Olivia, also loves Social Media and is always ignoring her assignments too, but her proportions are different than Karla’s. The proportions for Olivia are for every 2 assignments, x, she gets 10 minutes, y, on Social Media. Write an equation of proportional relationships between x and y.  (x= assignments, y= Time on Social Media)
  • What is the least amount of assignments that Olivia and Karla both need to individually complete to have the same amount of time on Social Media? 
Question 2:
  1. Marcia wants to estimate the total weight of the sand in her sandbox. She has a drinking glass whose interior is a cylinder with diameter 2 inches and height 4 inches; the glass weighs 4.1 ounces when empty. After she fills the glass with sand, the weight of the glass is 14.8 ounces. If the sandbox is a rectangle measuring 6 feet by 4 feet, and the average depth of the sand is 6 inches, what is the total weight of the sand in the sandbox in pounds? Express your answer as a whole number to the nearest hundred. (1 foot = 12 inches; 1 pound = 16 ounces.) 

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