Publications Meetings The Profession Membership Programs Math Samplings Policy & Advocacy In the News About the AMS
Who Wants To Be A Mathematician
       

Videos of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

(Videos of games before 2014 are here.)

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. Below are videos of recent games, which you can also see on the AMS channel on YouTube. It may not be obvious at first, but each event has more than one video. Once the first video plays, click on the playlist symbol (to the left of the CC button) to see all the the videos from that event.

At Western Connecticut State University

A record number of contestants, 14, played Who Wants to Be a Mathematician before a large and enthusiastic crowd at WCSU on April 5.

Pi Day 2016 at Providence College

Jonny Zhang, a freshman at Barrington High School, celebrated Pi Day in style by winning Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. Jonny talks about his victory in the last video in the playlist below.

The 2016 National Championship at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle

*Ankan Bhattacharya, a junior at International Academy East in Michigan, wowed the audience as he won $10,000 on January 7, 2016. Here he is just after his victory, followed by videos from the awards luncheon (videos of the game action will be posted soon).

*Here is action from the semifinals and finals:

At the 2015 ARML Competition on May 29

A team from Florida won $4,000 total and a TI-Nspire CX for each team member playing Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2015 American Regions Mathematics League Competition at the University of Georgia.

 

At the National Math Festival on April 18

Erica Lin won $3,000 playing Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the first National Math Festival in Washington, DC.

 

At Providence College on April 14

John Perino, a junior, won $3,000 playing Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.

 

At Arizona State University West's 2015 Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day

Michelle Coen, a junior, won $1,000 playing Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.

At the University of Michigan

Zachary Obsniuk, a junior, won $3,000 playing Who Wants to Be a Mathematician in Ann Arbor.

The 2015 National Championship at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio

*Sam Korsky talks about his victory (which netted him and the Glenbrook North High School math department $10,000):

*Action from the semifinals and finals:

*And video from the post-game awards ceremony, with emcee Ken Ono (Emory University):

At the 2014 Arnold Ross Lecture in Salt Lake City

Hunter Schmidt, a junior with an entrepeneurial spirit, won $1,000 at the 2014 Arnold Ross Lecture in Salt Lake City.

At the 2014 USASEF in Washington, DC

Kyle, an eighth grader, won $1,000 at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival (acoustics weren't great).

At the Oregon Invitational Math Tournament at Oregon State University

Ashwin Sah had a big day at the 2014 OIMT.

Pi Day 2014 at Providence College

Amanda Laidler was the big winner on this year's Pi Day.

At the 2014 College of Charleston Math Meet

David Stoner, a junior at South Aiken High School won $3,000 and a TI-Nspire CX in February.

The 2014 National Championship at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore

Vivek Miglani took home $5,000 for himself and $5,000 for the math department at his school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)

Almost all of the above videos were taken by Bill Butterworth of DePaul University, the rest are by AMS Public Awareness Officer Annette Emerson, Public Awareness Office Executive Assistant Samantha Faria, and by Robin Aguiar, AMS Meetings and Professional Services.


Comments: Email Webmaster

© Copyright , American Mathematical Society
Contact Us · Sitemap · Privacy Statement

Connect with us Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Instagram RSS feeds Blogs YouTube Podcasts Wikipedia