This special volume commemorates the second ten years of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). With the 2005 contest, the MCM turned 21.
This volume contains all of the 20-problem sets in the second ten years of the MCM. For each year, one Outstanding paper is included, together with abbreviated accompanying commentaries.
Short articles in this volume give the current rules of the MCM, describe the process of judging the solution papers, and offer assorted short tips from advisors of teams.
We have also included a digest of the current contest rules and an account of how it is judged by contest director Frank Giordano.
Coaches of multiple Outstanding teams offer tips on how to help teams succeed.
Finally, we collect advice from the judges over the years, who have a lot to say about what to put in a contest paper.
Background and History of the MCM
Bernard (Ben) A. Fusaro
Ground Rules for the MCM
Judging the MCM
Ability, Training, Preparation
Anne M. Dougherty
Making Math Exciting
James Allen Morrow
Go with What You Know
W. Garrett Mitchener
Edward E. Allen, Hugh N. Howards, Miaohua Jiang, and
Stephen B. Robinson
20 Years of Good Advice
Pat Driscoll, Jerrold R. Griggs, Mark Parker, Paul Boisen,
William P. Fox, Michael Tortorella, and Paul J. Campbell
1995: The Helix Intersections Problem
1996: The Contest Judging Problem
1997: The Discussion Groups Problem
1998: The Grade Inflation Problem
1999: The Asteroid Impact Problem
2000: The Air Traffic Control Problem
2001: The Hurricane Evacuation Problem
2002: The Airline Overbooking Problem
2003: The Gamma Knife Treatment Problem
2004: The Fingerprints Problem
The Other Problems of the Second Ten Years
1995: The College Salaries Problem
1996: The Submarine Detection Problem
1997: The Velociraptor Location Problem
1998: The Scanner Problem
1999: The Lawful Capacity Problem
2000: The Channel Assignment Problem
2001: The Bicycle Wheel Problem
2002: TheWind andWaterspray Problem
2003: The Stunt Person Problem
2004: The Quick Pass Problem
The 2005 Problems
The Flood Planning Problem
The Tollbooth Problem