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 (grades 3-8) 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 intently exploring different kinds of cube-shaped puzzles at WWPMT's "Rubik's Cube" mini-event.
We strive to make WWPMT a fun and inspiring experience for every one of our contestants. Because of this, our mini-events (which take place after the main competition) are geared towards exposing students to the fun side of math. Our mini-events include exciting activities in cyptography (Secret Codes), estimation (Estimathon), and so much more. You can find more information about our mini-events here.
See our Contest Information page for full details on the contest, format, prizes, and procedures.
The tournament takes place at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, and this year (2018) the date of the event is Saturday, October 27th, 2018!.
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, also 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 5 digit student ID (which you will receive by e-mail once you register for the tournament online), and your registration fee.
Do bring acceptable ID. Acceptable ID is either your school-issued student ID card or any other official photo ID verifying your name and age (either on a phone or printed out).
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 have problems and answer keys of all of our past contests available on our Past Problems page.
Our Photo Gallery has our 2018 event highlights. To see photos from past years, head to the Past Contests page, or check out our Facebook. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have your picture removed.
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 email@example.com and we will respond promptly to your concerns. For issues with the site, contact the directors of technology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are only 100 spots open per grade, so register quickly!Register Now!