Who Wants To Be A Mathematician

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician logo“Who Wants to be a Mathematician” is a national high school competition held annually in America, involving more than two thousand students. Back in January 2016, Good Thinking’s Simon Singh was lucky enough to attend the final in Seattle, and in autumn 2016 we worked with Mike Breen, the AMS and Matt Parker to run a UK version of the competition. You can find out what happened in the links at the bottom of the page.

In 2017/2018, we are keen to run the competition again, but this time working more closely with the American competition, so that the UK winner will attend the Grand Final at the world’s biggest maths conference in San Diego, California. However, we need funding of £10,000 to make it work.

If you want your university or company or organisation to sponsor the competition and thereby raise your profile with over a thousand of the brightest young mathematicians in the UK, you can find out how to get involved.


eft to right: Simon Singh (Good Thinking), Yuji Okitani (Tapton Academy), Charlie Hu (City of London School), Simon Wisniewski (St Paul's Catholic College), winner Connie Bambridge-Sutton (Reigate Grammar School), John Harber (King's College London Mathematics School), Shavindra Jayasekera (Wilson's School), Matt Parker (Maths Fest). Photo by Ben Sparks.

Who Wants To Be A Mathematician 2016/2017