With MathCON 2018 having come and gone, our team is reflecting on all of the hard work that was put in to the 10th annual national math competition. We are so proud to have hosted such brilliant, young minds, and with students traveling from as far away as California, this was definitely a year to remember.
Having 1,500+ in attendance, including 528 finalists, our day was filled with a plethora of laughs and comradery. It was amazing to see students search tireless for their friends’ names on the registration tables, showing us how relationships have grown from year to year. This is a reality we hope to see in the years to come!
These students came to MathCON 2018 for the challenge of a 90 minute written mathematics exam, and they left with that and so much more! With entertainment in the form of a rubik’s cube competition, DJ Ryan, Game 24, and a show from Tom London – Tech Magician & Hacker, there was no shortage of activities to witness and be a part of.
While all of these mini events throughout the day were amazing, the most anticipated part of the day was the awards ceremony. Although, the awards were only part of the magic. Every student in attendance earned their place and right to be at MathCON 2018, considering they comprise the top 1% of the 52,000 students who participated in the online mathematics competition! Some even earned the high honor of being awarded Bronze, Silver, Gold, and/or National Champion at finals; making up the top 0.2% of competitors in the nation!
The accomplishments of these students is truly inspiring and we look forward to the years to come. We congratulate all students who participated in MathCON 2018 and we hope to see you all participate again next year!