1st Annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C)

We are pleased to announce the results of the first annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C). There were 10 countries/regions invited to participate in the 2015 IM2C and after the national/regional selection round, 17 teams competed in the international round of judging. All teams worked at their own schools during a 5 day period between April 15th and May 15th, 2015. Each team was given a modeling problem and then constructed their solutions. This year’s problem Movie Scheduling asked the teams to design a model for the effective filming and production of a motion picture.

A Complete Results Report, with designations for all participants, is available in portable document format (PDF).

Outstanding Teams

Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Advisor, Radu Toma
Eric Foster
Kathryn Li
Allison Zhang
Andrew Lee
The Affiliated High School of Peking University, Beijing, China
Advisor, Yaoyang Wang
Donghan Wang
Haimei Zhang
Wanchun Shen
Dingding Dong
Raffles Girls' School (Secondary), Singapore
Advisor, Samuel Lee
Siah Kelly
Wang Huaijin
Li Anqi
Lee Estelle
Shanghai Nanyang Model School, Shanghai, China
Advisor, Gao Junxiang
Cai Yiyi
Chen Zhihao
Xiao Zhijun
Yan Yijia

All schools are to be commended for their efforts. The judges were impressed with all the teams’ creativity and ingenuity in mathematical modeling and in their ability to explain their strategies and problem-solving techniques in clear terms. Each participant is a true winner. For additional contest information, contact IM2C at:


Click here to download IM2C certificates


Initial funding for planning and organizational activities was provided by IM2C co-founders and co-sponsors - The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP), a not-for-profit company dedicated to the improvement of mathematics education and by NeoUnion ESC Organization in Hong Kong.