The contest

Northern State University will host the 68th Annual Mathematics Contest on Thursday, April 18, 2024. High school students from around the area are invited to participate in one of four divisions: elementary algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, and senior math.
The contest is not open to the public; however, all are welcome to attend the afternoon awards ceremony.
To be added to the contest mailing list or for more information, please contact


Northern math professors Scout Mewaldt and Edwin Williamson created the mathematics contest in 1953. Starting with approximately 40 students from eight area schools in attendance, today, more than 600 students from dozens of schools participate. The contest was developed to give area high school teachers an opportunity to compare the mathematical skills of their students with the skills of students from other schools and promote interest in math.