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. Almost all were taken by Bill Butterworth of DePaul University, the rest are by AMS Public Awareness Officer Annette Emerson and by Robin Aguiar, AMS Meetings and Professional Services.
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)
The Fall 2013 Arnold Ross Lecture at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
About 150 students and teachers watched two exciting games in early November.
Qualifying for the 2014 National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician
Students from Barrington High School (RI) take the Round One qualifying test using Maple TA and talk about it afterwards.
The 2013 SACNAS National Conference
Jeremy Meza won an exciting battle, and $2500, in front of over 1000 people at the 2013 SACNAS National Conference in San Antonio.
The Spring 2013 Arnold Ross Lecture
The lecture, by Erik Demaine (MIT), and game took place at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York.
Pi Day 2013
A huge crowd watched two exciting games (and Bonus Round) at Providence College. A sophomore from Classical High School, Joseph Zurier, was the big winner.
2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
Ryan Lee was the big winner when four students from the Boston area played Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.
2013 Natonal Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego
Calvin Deng was the big winner in San Diego, taking home US$5,000 for himself and $5,000 for the math department of his school, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (videos from the contest are below).
The 2013 semifinals and finals
2012 SACNAS National Conference
Six undergraduates compete at the meeting's Saturday morning breakfast.
2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival
The last two questions from the contest, followed by reaction from the winner after his victory.
Pi Day 2012 at Providence College
Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, makes introductory remarks (introduced by Frank Ford, Providence College Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) followed by game action and finishing with the winner, Tri Ha, a junior at Woonsocket High School, talking about his plans for his winnings.
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at AAAS 2012 in Vancouver
Four videos from an exciting match with four Vancouver-area students.
2012 National Contest
All the questions and action from the 2012 national contest, which took place at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
The 2011 SACNAS annual meeting in San Jose
About 3000 people watched six undergraduates from across the country try to win $2000 at the SACNAS conference in San Jose.
The 2011 Arnold Ross Lecture at the Science Museum of Minnesota
After a very engaging lecture by Joan Hutchinson, eight Twin Cities students competed for cash and prizes.
Pi Day 2011 at Providence College
The Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, congratulated the contestants and handed out awards.
On Family Science Days at the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting - February 20, 2011
A three-way tie for first in this very tight game
The 2011 National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician in New Orleans - January 7, 2011
Evan O'Dorney attempts to repeat as national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician champion.
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician in Vancouver - October 21, 2010
This was the WWTBAM crew's first visit outside the U.S. (arriving a little late for the Olympics). A packed house saw the event.
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2010 Arnold Ross Lecture - October 14, 2010
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2010 SACNAS National Conference - October 1, 2010
Every year the AMS conducts the game at the conference's breakfast for all attendees
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at Providence College - April 6, 2010
Two exciting games of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician (following lots of rain in Rhode Island)
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the University of Michigan - March 19, 2010
Students, teachers, and folks from Mathematical Reviews® attended on the first warm Friday of the spring in Ann Arbor (questions similar to those in the RI game above)
2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, January 14, 2010
A National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo - December 6, 2009
A big crowd turned out on a Sunday afternoon for two exciting games on the east side of the Big Island.
2009 Arnold Ross Lecture at the National Science Science Center's Fort Discovery
The Arnold Ross Lecture and Who Wants to Be a Mathematician traveled to Augusta, Georgia on October 29 for a morning of mathematics.
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at SACNAS 2009
SACNAS is a society dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. This video has parts of the game from the 2009 SACNAS national conference
Below are two full-length videos of games played in Danvers, MA at Danvers High School on April 29, 2004. (At that time, the game was called Do the Math! but otherwise the game is the same as the current Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.) Each game below lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Danvers High School :: Game 1
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