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Wisconsin Math Talent Search

Monday, October 9, 2017

Ready for a math challenge?

The Wisconsin Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Talent Search is an annual competition for middle and high school students from Wisconsin. The organizers create five problem sets each consisting of five unusual and challenging math problems. The solution of these problems does not require advanced mathematical knowledge, just hard work and creativity. The participants have one month to work on each problem set and can send in their solutions via email or regular mail.

Top problem solvers will be invited to participate in the Honors Day Celebration in May, 2018 and will be eligible to compete in the Van Vleck Scholarship. The scholarship will pay $6,000 per year for four years at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

The first problem set is now available online. Please visit the Talent Search website to access the problems and additional information. If you have any questions about the Talent Search, feel free to contact the organizers at