Competitor expectations

When participating in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge, teams are required to comply with the following expectations:

  1. Teams may use any inanimate source of data, materials, computers, software, references, websites, books, etc. However, all sources must be credited.
     
  2. Teams may not use any person (other than team members) to discuss or obtain ideas for solving their problem nor may they seek help in obtaining an answer from the teams’ advisor or anyone else.
     
  3. Any team that discusses the problem with anyone in a position to supply them with information reflecting experience or professional expertise will be disqualified. The relevant issue is one of intent: each team of students is expected to develop all of its substantive analysis without the help of others.