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The National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician
Vivek Miglani won the 2014 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. Vivek is pictured above accepting the trophy from AMS President David Vogan. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker.)
The contestants for the 2015 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician have been chosen and are being notified so that they can confirm their participation. Once all have confirmed, we'll post their names.
The game is for high school students but middle school students are welcome to try to qualify. The youngest qualifier we've had for the national game was a freshman.
The 10 semifinalists for the 2014 national contest, which took place on January 16 in Baltimore at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings, are:
More than 2000 students participated in qualifying for the 2014 contest. Most students took the qualifying tests online thanks to our technology sponsor Maplesoft and its online testing system Maple T.A. See the Round Two test with answers and the Round One test with answers.
In addition to the cash prizes in the national contest, there are also prizes donated by: our technology sponsor Maplesoft, Texas Instruments, John Wiley & Sons, and the AMS. The game is a program of the AMS Public Awareness Office and was developed by Mike Breen (AMS Public Awareness Officer) and Bill Butterworth (DePaul University ).
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