The West Windsor-Plainsboro Mathematics Tournament (WWPMT) was founded in 2013 by the WW-P High School South Math Club with the goal of exposing younger kids to the beauty of math. We all got our start in our math adventures through math contests, and so we decided to make a fun math contest for younger kids.
Since our initial tournament in 2013, over 500 contestants annually register for the contest, from over 4 states.
“I find the magnitude of the event pulled off by the high schoolers to be incredible! Simply the nature of the event established a fun environment that changed my son's perspective on mathematics in a much more positive regard.”
“Overall, I think that the math tournament was a stupendous idea. Even though I didn't win, I still had fun time competing with others! I think the creator of this deserves a big five out of a five, because it lets us as, students have more fun!”
“Even though I may not be an [accelerated] student, I found the tournament really engaging. It doesn't matter about your level for the [mini-event] activities, which made us non-[accelerated] students feel less singled out and more involved...I wish I could participate next year too even though I would be in 9th grade.”
Students enthusiastically reaching for all sorts of cube-shaped puzzles at the WWPMT's "Rubik's Cube" mini-event.
Aiming more than just being a contest, we want WWPMT to be a fun and inspiring experience. Because of this, our mini-events that happen after the main competition time are geared towards exposing students to the fun side of math. Our mini-events include exciting activities in cryptography (secret codes), and other cool math games. You can find out more about our mini-events here.
See our Contest Information page for full details on the contest, schedule, format, prizes, and procedures.
The tournament takes place at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, and this year (2015) it takes place on Saturday, October 10th.
The "contest" part of the tournament takes about 30 minutes, depending on which grade you're in. Mini-events will last 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on which grade you're in.
The entire event lasts a bit longer: students in grades 3 - 5 should arrive at 9:00 AM and will leave by 1:00 PM; students in grades 6 - 8 should arrive at 2:00 PM and will leave by 6:00 PM. We cannot accept significantly late contestants.
Do bring a pencil and an eraser or a pen, your student ID (which you will receive by e-mail once you register for the tournament online), and your registration fee.
Don't bring a calculator, any rulers or protractors or compasses or drawing implements, or any common-sense things you wouldn't normally bring into a school. We recommend you don't bring a phone.
We have problems and answer keys of all of our past contests available on our Past Problems page.
If you have questions about the tournament itself (e.g. questions about the contest format and other general inquiries), please contact the WWPMT team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond promptly to your concerns. For issues with the site, contact the directors of technology at email@example.com.
There are only 100 spots open per grade, so register quickly!Register Now