The Advantage Testing Foundation Math Prize for Girls is the largest math prize for girls in the world. Each fall at MIT, nearly 300 young female mathematicians compete in our challenging test of mathematical creativity and insight. Our goal is to promote gender equity in the STEM professions and to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become mathematical and scientific leaders.

The Experience

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, we will hold the 10th annual Math Prize for Girls competition, marking our eighth year at MIT. Most contestants come to Cambridge for the weekend, take part in our pre-contest game night, and celebrate their accomplishments at an awards ceremony featuring a keynote address from a celebrated figure in math, science, or technology.



Learn about the event’s schedule and activities.



The Math Prize for Girls awards $55,000 in monetary prizes, including a $31,000 prize for first place.


Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about travel, visiting Cambridge, applying, and eligibility.


Read about our prior contest winners and see our tests from previous years.