2009 Archive

Our first-ever contest took place on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at New York University in New York City. It was a huge success. 220 girls from across the country competed for $44,000 in cash prizes.

Elizabeth Synge of Massachusetts won the $20,000 first prize. Download the press release. View the list of winners. For a description of the day, see the blog post by Mary O'Keeffe.

Download the Math Prize 2009 problems. Students received 150 minutes to solve the 20 problems (without a calculator). Download the Math Prize 2009 solutions.

At our talk for parents, Richard Rusczyk spoke about "Problem Solving: A 21st Century Education". Download his slides (4.1 MB) and watch his video lecture. A transcript (3 MB) of his lecture is available, thanks to Beth Pauka.