# Math Modeling

Math Modeling is a very collaborative class and is different from my past math classes. This class focuses on
applying math concepts to model and solve real-world problems as well as learning how to think about
problems that you may not see in a typical high school math course. Oftentimes, there is no singular solution or approach to a particular problem. I enjoy working with different people from various math backgrounds to discuss math concepts
and problems.

## HiMCM

In groups of three or four, all students at Mass Academy participated in the High School Mathematical
Contest in Modeling (HiMCM), a 36-hour math modeling competition. We selected one of the two available
problems to complete and described our optimal solution in a technical paper. My team selected the problem
entitled “Storing the Sun,” and we needed to determine a generalized method for selecting the ideal battery
for an off-the-grid home. We worked together to apply our various skills and come to our final conclusion.

## Football Team Fundraiser Mathematica

We utilized Wolfram Mathematica, a computational software program, to complete the A Football Team Fundraiser assignment. In this assignment, we were tasked with identifying the best price for a
football team to sell their tickets at to generate the greatest revenue. By following the math
modeling process of making assumptions, developing a strategy, and making conclusions, I was able to
determine the optimal ticket price.