A new record for Math Prize for Girls wins

October 30, 2023

MIT News

A new record for Math Prize for Girls wins

"She scored 17 out of 20 questions, which added up to make Wan the MP4G’s most successful contestant in its history; she also won the contest last year and in 2019, as an eighth grader. (MP4G paused for two years at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.) Because Wan had won $82,000 in previous years, she was limited to only earning $18,000 this year by contest rules placing a $100,000 lifetime limit on winnings."

"Winner Jessica Wan knows that she’ll be back to volunteer for MP4G. 'While I'm quite proud of my performance and enjoyed tackling the various challenges in the test, for me the highlights of the event were its social aspects and all the time it provided to bond with fellow mathletes from across the country,' she says. 'MP4G has been one of my favorite math competitions/events for years; since my first attendance in sixth grade, I've met and reconnected with more friends each year.'"

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