Each school year, the Talent Search creates five sets of five problems each and distributes them to high school and middle school students in the state of Wisconsin and throughout the world. These problems are unusual, challenging, and we hope, enjoyable. They are not easy, but their solutions do not require advanced mathematical knowledge–just hard work and creativity. Students can work on the problems at their own pace and send in their solutions to be graded. Top participants are invited to Madison for an Honors Day in the spring and to participate in an exam for the Van Vleck scholarship to UW-Madison.
This is our 2019 winner of the Van Vleck Scholarship, Ethan Yang. To find out more about what Ethan won, learn more about the Van Vleck Scholarship.
The fifth problem set of the 2020-21 Wisconsin Math Talent Search is now posted!
The solutions for the third problem set are now posted!
The results for the first two problem sets are now posted
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