# Math Modeling

#### In math class, we complete a variety of
challenging math problems and often present their solutions to one
another. Though this course is taught by Mr. Regele, there is much
emphasis placed on collaboration, especially learning from and
teaching one another.

### HiMCM

The High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling
(HiMCM) is an international math competition in which participants are
tasked with solving a real-world problem through mathematics. For Mass
Academy students, this contest occurs over a period of three days
during which you and your teammates work toward solving a given
problem. My group chose to work on problem A which was about finding
an optimal solar battery storage for any home. We chose this problem
because we liked the creativity of approaches this problem afforded
us.

### Epsilon Problem

In order to solve the Epsilon problem, we worked
in groups to create a math model that we believed provided the most
accurate and feasible solution to this real-world problem. In the
Epsilon problem, a school is being expanded to increase the size of
its student body, making the incoming class significantly greater than
the outgoing class. This ultimately causes a large increase in student
population which leads to the need for a greater number of teachers.
The problem given was how to fairly hire teachers and distribute them
across school subjects.