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Fwd: National math contest
Posted: Aug 28, 2012 8:54 PM
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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
ax: 401-331-3842
**Message to teachers:
igh school math contest: Chance for your student and department to win up to
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
*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,
aoffice@ams.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
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

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