Math Beauty Contest
The theme of the VCTM 2003 spring conference was “Mathematics: A Universal Network of Beauty.” Johnny Lott, President of NCTM, commented in his address to participants that he liked the conference title and thought it might be nice to have a Mathematics Beauty Contest. We thought this would be a great way to give students throughout Virginia a chance to show their problem solving ability in “beautiful ways.” We are looking forward to having many “beautiful” entries for this “Mathematics Beauty Contest.” Mathematics truly is a beautiful subject and we want the world to know it.
2018 Contest Information
The 2019 Contest will open in January!
Check back with us for the announcement of the 2019 contest. In the meantime, please check out the problem sets from past years and enjoy the beauty of mathematics!
We congratulate the 2018 winners of the beauty contest!
K - 2
3 - 5
6 - 8
9 - Algebra I
Above Algebra I
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2018 contest. Thank you for sharing the beauty of mathematics!
For all participants, please download this certificate of participation in recognition of your accomplishment.
Past Problem Sets