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Real-World Math Lessons for
Grades 6–8

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Math Contest Awarding $20,000+ Total in Prizing

Students solve a multistep problem and construct a math argument to enter.

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The Actuarial Foundation

What Is an Actuary?

Encourage your students to pursue careers in math! For example, an actuary is an expert in statistics and probability who determines how likely it is that certain events will happen and what they might cost. In other words, actuaries evaluate risk.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 50 US, DC, and US territories. Entries must be submitted by the student’s teacher, 18+. Teachers submit entries online: Teachers submit entries by mail: Scholastic Inc., SNP—The Hardest Math Contest, 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012. Challenge 1: Open to grs. 6-8 students. Entry period: 12:01 a.m. ET on 10/8/18 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/28/18. Mailed entries: postmarked by 11/28/18, and rec’d by 12/10/18. Three teachers who submit at least three eligible student entries (except as set forth in official rules) will each receive a $500 gift card. Challenge 2: Open to grs. 6-8 students who submitted a current answer to Challenge 1. Entry period: 12:01 a.m. ET on 1/4/19 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/1/19. Mailed entries: postmarked by 3/1/19, and rec’d by 3/15/19. Three (3) Grand Prize winning students, one from each of sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, will each receive a laptop computer with Microsoft Office Home and Student Office products (ARV $550) and a $5,000 contribution to a 529 plan (a college savings account) (ARV $5,000). The three teachers who submitted the entries of the Grand-Prize Winners will each receive a $500 American Express gift card for classroom use (ARV $500). Three (3) Runner-Up winning students, one from each of sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, will each receive a tablet computer, which does not include a data plan (ARV $125). Official Rules: Void where prohibited.

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