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Can you solve a problem facing our world with math?

May 5-7, 2023


For Grades 6-12

What is Math Hackathon?

The Math Hackathon (May 5-7, 2023) is a global math competition where contestants use math to solve one of our world's most pressing issues. We are aligned with the United Nations Sustainability Plan and challenge students around the world to find a solution to a problem we all face using the math they know.

Who can register?

The competition is open to students all around the world who are between the ages of 11- 17 and who are enrolled full time in school. We welcome students with all different Math levels


Join as yourself or as part of a team!

Participants can join either as individuals (if they want to work on their project solo) or join as a group of maximum 4 members, and work collaboratively with others.

What is the competition all about?

  1. We pick a theme aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals every year
  2. We describe a challenge in a case scenario
  3. Contestants find a solution using whatever math they know

In the last 2 years, our contestants solved the problem of vaccine deliveries in underprivileged countries and created sustainable living communities by designing a walkable city.

This year, our theme is Sustainability and Inequality.

How do I submit my solution?

Once the competition opens, you will be able to access our math portal which will allow you to submit your answer. The portal can easily be accessed on the web and does not require any additional software.

Reasons to Join the Competition

Build your creative
& innovative mindset

Join the community, make friends & have lots of fun

Use your math skills to navigate real world problems

Learn from peers & collaborate to collectively solve problems

Create career opportunities by developing specific skills

Prepare for university & add experience to your resume


Our Math Hackathon 2023 Winner 🏆

Our Math Hackathon 2023 Runner Ups🏆

Our Math Hackathon 2023 Top Competitors🏆

WINNER: Clara MONTERO, Grade 10, Ontario, Canada (96%)

2nd Place (Tie): Sunderiya PUREVDORJ, Grade 8, Louis Honore Frechette Ontario,(YRDSB) Canada (95%) | Preston CHUA, Grade 9, Ontario, Canada (95%)

3rd Place (Tie): Valerie CHUA, Grade 6, Sam Chapman Public School (YRDSB), Ontario, Canada (90%) | Havish BHAVSAR, Grade 6, Oscar Peterson PS (YRDSB), Ontario,, Canada (90%) | Nevan ROY, Grade 9, The Shri Ram School Moulsari Campus, Haryana, India (90%)

4th Place: Afra ALMAZROUEI, Ajman, UAE (85%)

5th Place (Tie): Suhaila ALMAZROUEI, Ajman, UAE (80%) | Vu NGUYEN, Grade 10, Jackson Reed High School, Washington, DC, USA (80%)

6th Place (Tie): Jaiden JOSEPH, Grade 8, RISE Academy School of Science and Technology, Florida, USA (70%) | Amal ALKHATERI, Ajman, UAE (70%) | Archit ARORA (70%)

Our Math Hackathon 2022 Winner 🏆

Our Math Hackathon 2022 Runner Ups🏆

Interviews with our Math Wiz

Prizes for Winners

Win $100 Amazon gift card

Earn a Certificate

More Prizes for Top 10

Only 100 students!
Winner gets $100 prize


Hold a hackathon at your school!


Is there an entry fee?

Yes, the entry fee to participate in our Math Hackathon is $20.

More info on joining as a team

To join as a team, all members of the group must be registered as a participant in the Math Hackathon competition. Members of a group cannot have more than a 2-year age gap between them. (Ex. 12-year-olds can work with 13 or 14-year-olds but not with 15-year-olds).

Code of Conduct

Explorer Hop stands for inclusivity and believes that every participant has the right to take part in a safe learning environment. There is no discrimination based on any of the following: race, religon, national origin, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, economic status, veteran status, disability, or age.

Any discrimination or harassment from any participant will not be tolerated. This includes and is not limited to offensive comments, written or verbal, directed at age, sexual orientation, gender, physical appearance, gender, race/ethnicity, religion and/or social & economic status. Inappropriate physical contact, deliberate intimidation and other acts which make others feel uncomfortable count as harassment. Participants asked to stop any impermissible behavior must comply immediately.

Explorer Hop may take any action it deems necessary, including warning the individual or expulsion from the event with no eligibility for a refund of any kind.

If you are being harassed or notice someone being harassed, please contact Explorer Hop immediately at

We value your participation in our event!

Who will get a certificate? 

All competitors that complete the Hackathon will receive a certificate. The certificate will be sent to the email address used under the reservation order.

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