The Department of
Mathematics at NDSU is happy to announce the start
of the annual North Dakota Mathematics Talent Search. The goals of the talent search are
to locate high school students in North Dakota and surrounding areas with a talent for
solving mathematical problems, to reward these students and their teachers for their efforts,
and to encourage these students to attend NDSU and major in the mathematical sciences or
engineering.

The Talent Search poses sets of challenging mathematical problems throughout the year
which will be posted as follows:

Interested students are strongly encouraged to send in solutions even if they only solve one
problem in a set; finding a good solution to a problem is always an achievement. The problems
do not require advanced mathematical knowledge -- just creativity and a feeling or taste for
problem solving.
The students who submit a significant number of mathematically sound solutions for each
of the three rounds will be rewarded with various prizes, including a one-year subscription
to a science/mathematics magazine of their choice. The best participants who decide to attend
NDSU and major in the mathematical sciences will also be rewarded with scholarships.

Please submit your solutions by email to
jason.boynton@ndsu.edu or
indranil.sengupta@ndsu.edu. Alternatively, solutions may be sent by regular mail to:

Talent Search

c/o Jason Boynton/ Indranil SenGupta

Mathematics NDSU Dept.# 2750

PO BOX 6050

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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Please do not forget to include your name, postal address, school, and e-mail address. **