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Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician logoWho 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.

We are delighted to announce that the Maths Department at the University of Southampton will be sponsoring the 2017/18 UK competition. You can find out more about this world class maths department by visiting their website. Of course, if you have taken part in the Cipher Challenge, then you will already be familiar with Southampton’s great enthusiasm for encouraging mathematicians in schools.


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