It is great that the AMS is able to conduct this competition which values and encourages mathematical talent. While sports are usually celebrated, it is wonderful that students interested in mathematics can also be encouraged. I sincerely hope that many more students gain the opportunity to participate in this competition.
About 150 students and teachers watched two exciting games in early November.
Students from Barrington High School (RI) take the Round One qualifying test using Maple TA and talk about it afterwards.
Jeremy Meza won an exciting battle, and $2500, in front of over 1000 people at the 2013 SACNAS National Conference in San Antonio.
The lecture, by Erik Demaine (MIT), and game took place at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York.
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.
Ryan Lee was the big winner when four students from the Boston area played Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.
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).
Six undergraduates compete at the meeting's Saturday morning breakfast.
The last two questions from the contest, followed by reaction from the winner after his victory.
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.
Four videos from an exciting match with four Vancouver-area students.
All the questions and action from the 2012 national contest, which took place at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
About 3000 people watched six undergraduates from across the country try to win $2000 at the SACNAS conference in San Jose.
After a very engaging lecture by Joan Hutchinson, eight Twin Cities students competed for cash and prizes.
The Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, congratulated the contestants and handed out awards.
A three-way tie for first in this very tight game
Evan O'Dorney attempts to repeat as national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician champion.
This was the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician? crew's first visit outside the U.S. (arriving a little late for the Olympics). A packed house saw the event.
An enthusiastic audience watched the game, which followed an entertaining and informative lecture by Thomas Hales of the University of Pittsburgh
Every year the AMS conducts the game at the conference's breakfast for all attendees
Two exciting games of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician (following lots of rain in Rhode Island)
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)
A National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings
A big crowd turned out on a Sunday afternoon for two exciting games on the east side of the Big Island.
The Arnold Ross Lecture and Who Wants to Be a Mathematician traveled to Augusta, Georgia on October 29 for a morning of mathematics.
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 at Danvers High School (MA) 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 is available in Flash format in high or low resolution and lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Danvers High School :: Game 1
Danvers High School :: Game 2