It is great that the AMS is able to conduct this competition which values and encourages mathematical talent. While sports are usually celebrated, it is wonderful that students interested in mathematics can also be encouraged. I sincerely hope that many more students gain the opportunity to participate in this competition.
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician would not be possible without the continued support of our co-sponsors, Maplesoft, Art of Problem Solving, Texas Instruments, and John Wiley & Sons, who donate the following prizes:
Maplesoft is our Technology Sponsor. The company hosts online qualification tests for the national Who Wants to be a Mathematician contest with its testing and assessment system, Maple T.A. Thanks to Maplesoft, the test has moved to digital tests from the pen and paper format. See a video below. In addition, Maplesoft™ donates the latest version of its software, currently Maple 2016, to the second-place winner in Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. Maplesoft's Heather Zunic says, "Maplesoft™ is a proud sponsor of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. As a leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics, it is our pleasure to support high-school students who are enthusiastic about these fields."
Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) is the Online Community Sponsor of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, and is providing gift certificates to all participating schools in 2015-16. Visit the WWTBAM discussion forum on AoPS. Since 2003, AoPS has developed a wide range of educational materials for outstanding K-12 math students. Its online community at aops.com has over 180,000 members and hundreds of thousands of visitors each month. AoPS's textbooks have been used by tens of thousands of students, including many winners of major math national contests, and its online school serves thousands of students each year with courses in middle school and high school math, contest preparation, and computer science. Below, AoPS's David Patrick congratulates the 2016 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician contestants.
Texas Instruments donates a TI-Nspire graphing calculator, the TI-Nspire CX, to each winner of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.
Each third-place finisher in Who Wants to Be a Mathematician receives a copy of Calculus with Early Transcendentals, written by Anton, Bivens, and Davis and donated by John Wiley & Sons.