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Your first step, signup to get the important milestones, resources, and other updates through email. Then check out the How it Works page for more details on how to compete.

Team registration now open!

Team registration and the Qualifying Phase of the 2019-20 MTF Challenge are now open. Register your team now to gain early access to this year’s qualifying scenarios. The Qualifying Phase is on a rolling basis, so submit your scenario response early to have more time to work on your projects!

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About the Challenge

The Modeling the Future Challenge is a real-world math-modeling and data-analysis competition for high school students. To compete, students analyze real-world data to project future trends and make recommendations to help mitigate risks. Join the challenge to put your critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and analytical skills to the test! You’ll also have a shot at your part of the $60,000 award purse! Learn more in the “How it Works” page, but your first and most important step is to signup for email updates to get the important news and milestones!


Our program guides, worksheets, scenario examples, and other resources provide educators with unique materials that can be used in mathematics, science, and computer science classrooms. Our materials use data analysis and critical thinking scenarios to connect what students are learning in the classroom with real-world needs. The materials help guide your students not only through mathematical analyses, but also through the critical thinking process, risk management, and actuarial logic.  Our student resources provide guidance and examples to help teams get started in the MTFC. Check out all the resources at the two links below.

Latest News

Team registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2019-20 Modeling the Future Challenge. All registration, team management, and submission processes are conducted…

Introductory Webinar Signup Available.

To help participants learn more about the 2019-20 MTF Challenge theme and understand the structure of the Project Reports, we…

First Basic Training and Example Scenarios...

The first round of our instructional resources have been posted to the “Resources” tab of the MTF Challenge website. You…


The Actuarial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic organization for the actuarial industry in the United States. The Foundation promotes lifelong math education and financial literacy through its learning resources and scholarships. The Modeling the Future Challenge is managed in partnership with The Institute of Competition Sciences. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or have any questions about registering a team in the competition, contact us using the email or phone below.

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