UP Math Challenge


The Upper Peninsula High School Math Challenge is a peninsula-wide competition for students in grades 9-12.  Students compete on teams of four.  Schools may register as many teams as they care to.  Faculty and students from the Math and Computer Science Department volunteer every year for this fun event.

NMU-Math and Computer Science Department
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855
Fax:  906-227-2010
Email:  math_cs@nmu.edu

2017 Math Challenge Resources

2016 U.P. High School Math Challenge Results

This was going to be a record setting year for participation.  However, I'm sure you've read about illness sweeping the U.P. schools, and we had a lot of last minute cancelations.  When all was said and done, we had one hundred forty-six students representing thirty-seven teams from the following eight schools:

  • Munising High And Middle School, Munising Public Schools (Alger Co, MI)
  • Munising Baptist School, Private (Alger Co, MI)
  • Escanaba Area Public High School, Escanaba Area Public Schools (Delta Co, MI)
  • North Dickinson School, North Dickinson County Schools (Dickinson Co, MI)
  • A.D. Johnston Jr/Sr High School, Bessemer Area School District (Gogebic Co, MI)
  • Houghton Central High School, Houghton-Portage Township School District (Houghton Co, MI)
  • Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, Lake Linden-Hubbell School District (Houghton Co, MI)
  • Ishpeming High School, Ishpeming Public School District No. 1 (Marquette Co, MI)


The record of one hundred seventy was set in 2015, but this year boasted the second largest high school participation since the inception of the event.


School Winner
Houghton Central High School

Individual Winners
1stRi Chen, Team 2; Houghton Central High School
2ndMaggie Wang, Team 2; Houghton Central High School
3rdSilas Talley, We Needed Four; Ishpeming High School

Team Winners
1st"Team 2", Houghton Central High School
2nd"Reach For the Pi", Escanaba High School
3rd"We Needed Four", Ishpeming High School

Team 2

Reach For the Pi

We Needed Four


View the winners from previous years: