Showcase your math skills and creativity by competing with students across the nation for prizes and glory!

Students under 18 years of age must register with their parents and be a US resident.

Have more fun by teaming up with your friends to compete!

This Open Challenge is perfect for students 8-18 years of age


Our Open Challenge isn’t about calculating one right answer or a timed test - rather, we present students with an interesting mathematical modeling challenge and they’re tasked with applying mathematical ideas and communicating their findings!

KEY DATES

Registration Deadline: August 14th

Project Submission Deadline: August 21st

Winning Teams Announced: September 4th

Choose Your League

We allow contestants to compete across two leagues:

Delta: 

3rd Grade - 6th Grade

Sigma

7th Grade - 12th Grade

Recommended: 

Familiarity with Linear Functions

Team Up With Friends

We encourage contestants to find friends and compete in teams. This way, contestants can build on each other's math skills and develop their collaborative skills. 

Prizes

Each league will have three winning teams:

1ST PLACE : GOLD

  • Surprise Juni gift!
  • $50 gift card for each contestant in the winning team (up to $150)
  • Recognition in Juni Learning's Blog

2ND PLACE : SILVER

  • Surprise Juni gift!
  • Recognition in Juni Learning's Blog

3RD PLACE : BRONZE

  • Recognition in Juni Learning's Blog

All contestants who submit a project will receive a certificate of participation.

To see our past winning teams, please check out Juni Learning's blog!

Basic Rules

  • TEAM SIZE: One to three contestants
  • 1 PROJECT PER CONTESTANT: You cannot submit a team project and a solo project
  • HONOR CODE: Adults (instructors, parents, etc) can help contestants check their work, but the majority of the work must be done by the contestants.
  • CONTESTANT AGE LIMIT: Ages 8 - 18 only
  • US RESIDENTS ONLY: All contestants must reside in one of the 50 states.
  • NO COPYRIGHT MATERIAL: Photos, music, text, video, and other mediums.

Please look at the consent form for our complete list of rules, and our FAQ section below for further questions. 

Scoring

Your project will be scored across four criteria for a total of 100 possible points.

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MATHEMATICAL

APPLICATION

MATHEMATICAL

ACCURACY

CREATIVITY

PRESENTATION

Read the FAQ section below for a detailed breakdown of scoring standards for each criteria.

Next Steps

After you have successfully registered for the Open Challenge, you: 

  • Will receive an email with a link to the Mathematics Open Challenge prompt!
  • Can review the submission guidelines and get started on your project! 

For further questions, please look at the FAQ section or email us at support@learnwithjuni.com.


FAQs

Is this program online?

Yes, this competition is 100% online. The contestant can work on their project at any place and time as long as they have access to a computer and an internet connection. All projects are due by August 21st at 11:59PM PST.


How much does it cost to enter into this Open Challenge?

Nothing! There is no entry fee.


How long will contestants work on their project?

On average, contestants are putting 5-10 hours to complete their projects.


Can a contestant compete if they do not have the recommended math experience?

Yes, the math experience is a recommendation and not a requirement. However, this Open Challenge will not provide any tutorials or teaching materials. If you would like to learn specific math concepts, please check out Juni's award-winning curriculum.


Which league should my team compete in?

We provide contestants with prompts from both leagues and allow teams to change their league when the team submits their project. Therefore, we recommend contestants to register first, review the prompts, and then can change the league when they submit the project.


My team member has not confirmed they can join my team. Should I register first or wait?

We recommend registering first as you will be able to get access to the full prompt. Once your team member decides to compete, you can send them the registration form. Once this form is completed by the new team member's parent or guardian, the new team member will also have access to the complete prompt. All teammates must be registered by August 14th at 11:59PM PST. 


Can I add a new member to my team?

Absolutely! You can add new members to your team up to the registration deadline. If you would like to add someone to the team, please ask the new team member's parent or guardian to fill out the registration form. All new teammates must be registered by August 14th at 11:59PM PST.


Can I compete alone?

Yes, we accept contestants who compete alone and also in teams of 2-3.


What if my team members have different math experiences than I do?

This is pretty common for different team members to have different strengths. We hope this opportunity will encourage contestants to build their collaborative skills by planning which parts each team member works on.


Could Juni match me with a team?

Unfortunately, we do not provide assistance in matching contestants.


What happens if my team members drop out?

No worries! You can submit without your team members.


Can I compete by myself and also in a group? Can I submit two projects?

Unfortunately, each individual can only work on and submit one project.


When can I start working on the project?

You can start working on the project as soon as you register. Once you register, you'll be sent a kick-off email with a link to the complete prompt. 


One of my team members received the kick-off email but I did not. When will I receive the email? 

Each contestant's parent or guardian needs to consent to our terms by filling out the registration form. Once the parent or guardian completes the form, you will receive the kick-off email and you can start working on the project with your team.


For my project, my team would like to use a graphic found online. Can I use it? 

Please only use images, graphics, or any other material that you have the legal right to use. We encourage students to draw their own images or use icons available to use Piktochart or similar websites. 


How does the scoring work?

Your project will be scored across four criteria for a total of 100 possible points:


1) Mathematical Application (25 possible points)

  • 25 points: The project seamlessly and consistently applies multiple mathematical concepts throughout the project to make key decisions.  
  • 15 points: The project sometimes applies mathematical concepts throughout the project to make key decisions.  
  • 10 points: The project applies limited concepts throughout the project to make key decisions.  

2) Mathematical Relevancy & Accuracy (25 possible points)

  • 25 points: The mathematical concepts applied are consistently relevant and accurate throughout the project. 
  • 15 points: The mathematical concepts applied are sometimes relevant and accurate throughout the project. 
  • 10 points: The mathematical concepts applied are limitedly relevant and accurate throughout the project.  

3) Creativity (25 possible points)

  • 25 points: The project elements and final product are very creative. 
  • 15 points: The project elements and final product are creative.  
  • 10 points: The project elements and final product are somewhat creative.   

4) Presentation (25 possible points)

  • 25 points: The final presentation is very clear and demonstrates a thorough understanding of and passion towards the project. 
  • 15 points: The final presentation is clear and demonstrates a good understanding of and passion towards the project. 
  • 10 points: The final presentation is somewhat clear and demonstrates a fair understanding of and passion towards the project. 


Will I know my team's score after the competition?

Unfortunately, no. We will only reveal the winning teams and their projects for each league and will not reveal further details on the individual team's evaluations.


Can my team switch leagues? 

Yes, you can switch leagues up to the project submission deadline. In the project submission form, you will be able to select the new league you want to compete in.


How will I get my prizes?

If you are part of the winning team, Juni will reach out to get your mailing address. Once we receive your mailing address, we will mail the physical prizes to you.


Can we submit projects late?

Unfortunately, we do not accept any late projects. All projects must be submitted by the project submission deadline.


For questions not listed here, please feel free to reach out to support@learnwithjuni.com. 


Juni Learning is an award-winning online Computer Science and Mathematics academy that offers private, online courses to students from ages 8–18. Juni instructors attend top 50 universities in the US, and bring deep technical knowledge and a passion for teaching the bright minds of our future.

Why Math?

Juni Mathematics is built for middle and high schoolers who want to reinforce and get ahead in mathematics. Working with a private instructor, our math students work through drills in fundamentals and complex word problems to practice each concept in our structured curriculum. Juni currently offers courses in Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry, with courses Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry, and AP Calculus on the way.