WWPMT is a contest founded in 2013 for 3rd-8th graders. Aiming for it be more than just a contest, we seek to empower young minds and instill a lifelong love and appreciation for mathematics.
WWPMT is the brainchild of Chaitanya Asawa, a WW-P High School South graduate of the class of 2014 and the president of the school’s math club during his senior year. The contest was first held in October 2013, with the help of math club and other lead organizers Kevin Q Li, Jason Shi, and Ishan Mazumdar, and technology by Anish Visaria and Tanishq Aggarwal.
Our initial estimate was around 200 people attending the tournament. We dreamed of 300. We were shocked by the overwhelming registration for the first tournament, reaching well over 500 people.
Since then, the WWPMT has continued to attract many young students as well as high school volunteers for a chance to help prepare one of the largest student-run competitions in the area. We have been featured by news sources such as nj.com and were invited for a chat on the WCTC radio station.
We hope to continue our positive influence on the community for many years through this contest, and aspire to grow a love for mathematics in young students.
WWPMT has had a positive influence on the community and is a very popular event; on a survey asking if students would come to the next annual WWPMT, the response was an overwhelming 4.53 out of 5, where 5 is “would definitely come!”.
“Congratulations to Chaitanya and the entire WWPMT team! It is unbelievable how you guys were able to pull it off both in terms of planning and execution when you did not know at the start how massive this event was going to be.
As for the event’s impact (and indeed your original objective is to inculcate a love of, and interest in, Math), I have one small example in my own family. My [son], who has never participated in any sort of test or competition in his life, stood 6th in the WWPMT and was awarded a medal. It is unbelievable what that has done to his confidence! He sits with the Rubik’s cube and with Math puzzles and problems to solve them like he is engaging in a favorite hobby, where previously he would be reluctant to complete his daily Math homework. Thank you, team!”
“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.”
“I am very impressed by the high school students. They organized very well and did a wonderful job. My son enjoyed it very much and he is willing to attend again next year. It is an unforgettable experience.”
“It is a big motivation for his loving math.”
“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.”
“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!”
The WWPMT is only possible through the combined effort of many dozens of people; we would like to express our deepest gratitudes to our student volunteers, administrators, teachers, parents and student competitiors for helping to make this tournament possible.
David is currently a senior at WW-P High School South. He is a two time USAJMO qualifier, and has participated in various national math competitions. He is the principal cellist at South’s Philharmonia Orchestra and plays with the Ultimate Frisbee team. In his free time, he enjoys playing music and learning with friends.
David is currently a senior at WW-P High School South. He is a USAJMO qualifier, and has participated in various prestigious math competitions, such as PUMaC and HMMT. At South, he plays for the Varsity Tennis Team, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and participates in Science Olympiad. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano and singing.
Lead Director and Director of Technology
Ronak is currently a senior at WW-P High School South. He is a two-time AIME qualifier, and an active part of his school’s Math Team. He wants to use his passion for math and science to help others and to explore the unknown. In his free time, he enjoys tutoring at his local library and golfing for his school’s team.
Director of Technology
Mayaank is currently a senior at WW-P High School South. He is a lead webmaster for WWPMT and helps out a lot with other things too! He is also involved with robotics, Waksman and is an avid programmer.
Director of Technology
Peter is currently a senior at WW-P High School South. He is a lead webmaster for WWPMT and has a passion for programming and all things Google. In his free time, he enjoys playing badminton and golf, listening to music, and reading documentations for strange web frameworks.
- Chaitanya Asawa (2013)
- Kevin Q Li (2013, 2014)
- Jason Shi (2013, 2014)
- Ishan Mazumdar (2013, 2014)
- William Jiao (2014, 2015)
- Dhruva Byrapatna (2015)
- Bharath Jaladi (2015)
- Tanishq Aggarwal (2016)
- Kai Zheng (2016)
- Byron Chin (2016)
- Shreyas Srinivasan (2017)
We would like to extend our deepest gratitudes to the Gauss Academy of Mathematical Education for helping us advertise for the competition. Gauss Academy is an after-school enrichment program designed to help kids improve their logical and abstract ways of thinking, succeed in numerous competitions and acquire life-long interest in math and science. More information about Gauss Academy can be found here.
Special thanks to Yu’s Elite for helping us advertise for the competition. Yu’s Elite is an educational institution in the Plainsboro, New Jersey area focused on providing high-quality STEM education, including programs for math contest preparation. More information about Yu’s Elite can be found at their website here.
We would also like to thank the following Mathnasium sites for helping us advertise for the competition:
Mathnasium of Haddonfield
Mathnasium of Flemington
Mathnasium of Cherry Hill
Mathnasium is an international tutoring organization that goes beyond the traditional ways of tutoring and teaches kids to develop a love and understanding for mathematics.