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Winner Mathekalender 2022

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Max Tinkelenberg overall winner Mathekalender 2022

After his outstanding achievement in the 2021 edition of the annual Mathekalender, Max Tinkelenberg has successfully defended his title as the top-scoring Dutch high school student participating in the calendar. In fact, not only did Max outperform all the other Dutch participants, he became the joint overall winner of the Mathekalender 2022.

Not only did Max correctly solve each of the 24 challenges, he submitted each answer on the same day the challenge was published. Out of 2909 participating high school students, only two other students (both from the Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium in Dresden) managed to achieve the same perfect score. In total, 5850 people participated in the 2022 edition of the Mathekalender.

4TU.AMI congratulates Max with this exceptional achievement!


The Mathekalender (officially called the MATH+ Advent Calendar) invites participants to discover the beauty and power of math beyond the subjects covered in school. The annual, digital advent calendar contains 24 challenging math puzzles. The puzzles are aimed at curious high school students, but also university students, teachers and everyone interested can participate.

4TU.AMI has joined forces with the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+  (formerly Matheon) in Germany to organize the Mathekalender, originally by running a Dutch version of the calendar in parallel to the German one, later -when the language of the calendar changed from German to English- by contributing some of the puzzles to the calender hosted by MATH+. Each year, the top-scoring Dutch high school student receives a prize sponsored by 4TU.AMI.