"I am sure I can speak for everyone involved when I say that this was the best math competition we have ever been a part of. Many thanks to all of you for that wonderful happening."
The most recent game occurred on Pi Day (3-14) at Providence College. About 200 people saw Amanda Laidler, a senior at Smithfield High School (RI), win $1,000 from the AMS and a TI-Nspire CX from Texas Instruments.
Below is information about the 2014 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.)
Here are the names of the 10 qualifiers who participated in Baltimore:
Patrick Guo, Westwood High School, TX
Sammy Luo, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Clark Lyons, High Technology High School, NJ
Vivek Miglani, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, FL
Emily Mu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Shyam Narayanan, Blue Valley West High School, KS
Tahsin Saffat, Westview High School, OR
Kevin Sun, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
Jesse Zhang, Fairview High School, CO and
Dennis Zhao, Montgomery Blair High School, MD
See photos and more information about the contestants.
Both the semifinals and finals took place at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. If you didn't make it to Baltimore, you can still watch the game here. More than 2000 students took the test, mostly online using Maple TA. See the Round Two test with answers and the Round One test with answers.
Find out more about the national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.
Coming in April! Who Wants to Be a Mathematician will be at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. Find out more.
In the AMS game Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering multiple choice mathematics questions. The cash prize in each game is donated by the AMS. Other prize donors are: Texas Instruments, Maplesoft Inc., and John Wiley & Sons.
What are former contestants up to nowadays? Read about what some former contestants are doing.
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 ).
Archive: Read about past performances of the game.
Videos: Watching the game, and playing along, is a great activity for a math club or for individuals who want to match wits with the contestants.
Sample: If you'd like a PowerPoint file with sample questions, email the Public Awareness Office (paoffice at ams dot org) with the subject line: "wwtbam sample round."