I am passing along this information in case any of you are interested. I do not know any more about it than what is stated in his letter but if interested, you can investigate. Have a great start to your school year! What exciting times we are in! Iva Jean
Iva Jean Tennant President of Association of Mathematics Teachers of NYS Past President of AMTST People to People Student Ambassador Delegation Leader
I'm writing to ask you to pass along to your state's high school math teachers he message below about a national contest for high school students sponsored by he American Mathematical Society called Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. The op prize is $5000 for the winning student and $5000 for the math department of hat student's school. There is no fee to participate. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks very much.
est wishes, Mike Breen ublic Awareness Office merican Mathematical Society 01 Charles St. rovidence, RI 02904 ww.ams.org 01-455-4109 ax: 401-331-3842 **Message to teachers: igh school math contest: Chance for your student and department to win up to 5000 The American Mathematical Society is conducting a national contest for high chool students (roughly 9th grade and above, but anyone can take the test), Who ants to Be a Mathematician, with a top prize of $5000 for the winning student nd $5000 for the math department of that student's school. There is no fee to articipate. *When/where: The 2013 contest will take place Thursday, January 10, from 9:30 to 1:00 a.m. at the Convention Center in San Diego. The event is part of the Joint athematics Meetings, which take place January 9-12, 2013. *Travel: The AMS will reimburse reasonable travel expenses and room and board or each contestant and a parent/guardian for a maximum of two nights. ontestants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are welcome to attend other events t the meeting. *Qualifying: Contestants are chosen based on their scores on a qualifying test, dministered by teachers (or in the case of home-schooled students, by whomever oes the teaching at home). *Request a qualifying test by emailing the AMS Public Awareness Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line "2013 national contest." In the body of he message, include your name, school, contact information, and courses taught his year. *Deadline for receipt of tests is Wednesday, Oct. 17. The AMS will select 10 ontestants from different regions of the US and will notify those qualifiers eginning Friday, Oct. 19. *Contest format: There will be two semifinal games, each with five of the ontestants. The winners of the two semifinals will go "head-to-head" in the inals for the national championship. The champion will win $5000 for himself or erself, $5000 for your math department, a traveling trophy for you to display t the school until the 2014 contest, a trophy for the school/department to eep, and an individual trophy for the winner to keep. All contestants will win rizes, cash for themselves, and cash for your department (the minimum cash rize is $500 for the student and $500 for the department). *See more about the contest at ttp://www.ams.org/programs/students/wwtbam/wwtbamnational. Best wishes, Mike Breen MS Public Awareness Officer and ost of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Mailing address: ike Breen /o AMS 01 Charles St. rovidence, RI 02904