How can I contribute to the Mathekalender?
With over 6000 participants from Germany, Europe and the rest of the world, the Mathekalender is an important part of the outreach activities of the Berlin Mathematics Research Centre MATH+ and 4TU.AMI. Every year, the Mathekalender challenges are created by researchers from MATH+ and 4TU.AMI.
We very much invite 4TU mathematicians from Delft, Eindhoven, Groningen, Twente and Wageningen to contribute a challenge for the next edition of the Mathekalender!
Each Mathekalender challenge:
- is suitable for students in the last two years of high school (5 and 6 vwo);
- has a level of difficulty comparable to that of problems given at the Dutch national mathematics olympiad;
- comes with 10 possible answers, exactly one of which is correct;
- has an Advent/Christmas 'feel' to it (the Mathekalender team may help you with this, if necessary).
Ideally, your challenge is inspired by one of your research projects. If this is the case, please provide a short description of the project and the connection to the challenge.
To get an impression of the kind of problems we hope to receive, please consult the extensive Mathekalender challenge archive. (The illustrations are created by an artist after the challenges have been received by the Mathekalender team in Berlin.)
Submitting a challenge
Please submit your challenge, the 10 possible answers, and the full solution by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably using this LaTeX template:
Thank you for your contribution!