Examples and Documentation

This page includes files with specific examples, documentation, and other guidance that may be useful in creating your MTF Challenge submissions, or getting other students involved in working on it with you! Don’t forget to  sign-up for our email newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of the information and updates about the challenge!


Background Resources

The 2018-19 MTF Challenge Educator’s Guide.

This document includes details about the challenge, a recommended process to follow with your students, an example scenario response topic, and much more. If you’re exploring participating in the MTF Challenge this year make sure to check out the new Educator’s Guide! Educator Guide – 2018-19




Webinar 1 Recording: Introduction to the 2018-19 MTF Challenge Structure, September 11th, 2018.

This is the recording from the first 2018-19 webinar in which we reviewed the updated challenge rules, provided some recommendations on theScenario Response topics and highlighted some tips on how to approach  your research and reports. We also had a guest speaker, Professor Susan Watson, from Drake University share information about the actuarial profession, and some of the highlights of what actuaries do using math to model real-world data. Check out the full video recording here.

Webinar 2 Recording: About the Future Cures theme, October 12th, 2018.

This is the recording from the 2nd 2018-19 webinar in which we reviewed background information about our 2018-19 theme – Future Cures. We provided reference links for several core areas of potential future cures that your students may be interested in exploring. Check out the full video recording here.


Webinar 3 Recording: Scenario Response Example and Data source review, November 8th, 2018.

This webinar reviewed Scenario Response Example 2 using the CMS data. This example provides good practice for using data that could be valuable in the research and report phase of the competition. We also had a special guest, Rebecca Owen, from our Challenge Development Committee, review the data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that will be made available for the research and reprot phase of the competition. Make sure to check out the recording to hear valuable tips about the scenarios and this data. Check out the full video recording here.


Scenario Response Examples

Scenario Response Example 1: D.I.G. Mining



Scenario Response Example 2: Analyzing Depression Treatments with CMS Data