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Who Wants to Be a Mathematician National Contest
The qualifiers for the 2014 national contest, which will take place on January 16 in Baltimore at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings, are:
Topics covered in the game and in the qualifying rounds include algebra, trigonometry, geometry, history of mathematics, probability--everything but calculus.
The top prize in the contest is $5000 for the student and $5000 for the math department at his or her school. There is no fee to participate. Good luck to you and your students!
The 2013 National Contest took place at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego and was carried via a live webcast (a slideshow from the contest is below). Meet the 10 contestants who qualified for the 2013 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. Calvin Deng, 2013 champ, is pictured at left. Here are the answers (in red) to the 2012-13 qualifying test.
(Uncredited images by AMS Public Awareness Officer Annette Emerson.)
The 10 contestants from the 2013 national contest, in alphabetical order, are:
In addition to the cash prizes in the national contest, there are also prizes donated by: Texas Instruments, Maplesoft Inc., 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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