Modeling the Future Challenge - High School Math Competition

Challenge Development Committee

Review and refine the challenge statement, data resources and other information critical to the operations of a successful actuarial math competition for high school students.

Time commitment: 1 hour bi-weekly conference call, August-March.

Outreach & Mentorship Committee

Help educators learn more about the MTF Challenge and guide them through the materials and resources. Mentors assist students by providing ideas, inspiration, and guidance on how to create strong mathematical models for the MTF Challenge.

Time commitment: 1 hour bi-weekly conference call, January-September. Your work with teachers or students will be done per your availability.

Judging Committee

Review and refine the judging rubric, and review criteria to ensure clear definition of all rules. Committee members will also review complete submissions and determine the scholarship award winners for the best Modeling the Future reports and presentations.

Time commitment: 1 hour weekly conference call, November-December. Evaluate submissions on your own time, within the November-December timeframe.  Judges are required to attend the final event which will need to be in New York City on February 26, 2017.

Middle School Math Materials – Expect the Unexpected with Math

Review math accuracy in materials being developed for middle school teachers with educational publisher Scholastic.

Time commitment – 2-4 hours per month, May-September. All materials are distributed electronically.

Scholarship Committees

Review and evaluate applications for one of the Foundation scholarships or reimbursement programs.

Time commitment – Varies by scholarship; May – August; 10-20 hours for reviewing, evaluating and conference calls to discuss and choose the scholarship recipients.

Mentoring Scholarship Applicants – Actuarial Diversity and Mauro Reimbursement

Mentor college students and career changers by offering guidance and answering questions about the actuarial field.

Time commitment – Most correspondence happens via email and phone and can run between 10 and 20 hours per year.

Reviewing papers/nominations for John Hanson Memorial Prize or the Wynn Kent Public Communication Award

Evaluate and select the best paper on an employee benefit topics (for John Hanson Memorial Prize). Help select the annual Kent award recipient, an actuary who has contributed to the public awareness of financial risk and the work of the actuarial profession.

Time commitment – A total of 3-5 hours for reviewing papers and participating in conference calls in June/July.

Volunteer Resources

The Foundation has Actuary Guides for many of its math education resources. If you have been asked to give a career day presentation or are volunteering at a local school, please contact the Foundation at programs@actfnd.org and we will be happy to send an Actuary Guide or presentation materials to you. Resources are also available at BeAnActuary.org .

Thank you for your interest! Email programs@actfnd.org for more information or to become a volunteer.

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