Mathematical Puzzle Program (MaPP)

COSAM Office of Outreach




March 12, 2022

8:30 am - 4:30 pm



The High School MaPP challenge is held during the spring semester.  MaPP is a national program that challenges teams of high school students, grades 9-12, to solve real mathematical problem solving connected to active areas of mathematical research. Schools may enter a maximum of one team, each of which should have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 students.  Each school is required to have at least one teacher or parent chaperone for each team, with at least one chaperone being a teacher sponsor. 


Students will:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  • Model with mathematics.

  • Use appropriate tools strategically.

  • Attend to precision.

  • Look for and make use of structure.

  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Please direct all MaPP event-related questions to Mary Lou Ewald,