Whether you're a high school student looking for an extra challenge in mathematics, or someone who just happens to be visiting Maastricht for the day: MCM offers a number of (free) activities for you to participate in.
The Mathematical Modelling competition Maastricht
The Mathematical Modelling competition Maastricht - also known as the MMM - is an annual international math competition for high school students.
Teams of up to five high school students – mostly travelling from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands – spend their Saturday afternoon solving mathematical puzzles. Meanwhile, their teachers are free to attend lectures by UM researchers.
Since the start of the competition in 1995, an estimated 40 teams x 5 high school students x 25 years = 5,000 participants found their way to Maastricht.
MMM takes place in January. For more information and to sign up:
Visit the MMM website
Follow some of the participants of the MMM's 25th anniversary edition in the video above.
Math/Maastricht booklet and city tour
Where would you go, if someone asked you to match your work with a spot in the city of Maastricht?
Math/Maastricht documents the answers of some of Maastricht University’s math-minded researchers. The resulting stories form an alternative guide to the city, which introduces both the city of Maastricht and mathematics research at UM.
Detail of the labyrinth in the Basilica of Saint Servatius
Tower mill near Gronsveld
Sunken Roman Bridge
Garden of the Bonnefantenmuseum. All photos © Joey Roberts
National Math Olympiad (‘Wiskundeolympiade’)
Maastricht University traditionally hosts the one of the regional rounds of the Dutch National Math Olympiad, a national competition for high school students.
Game theory for high school students: Spelen en Delen
Spelen en Delen is an introduction to game theory, written for (Dutch) high school students in 5/6 VWO but suitable for anyone with a general interest in mathematics. Apart from an introduction to the topic, the booklet contains a number of problems and answers.
The publication is part of the so-called Zebrareeks, which introduces students to worthwhile mathematics outside of the standard high school curriculum.
It is also possible to request a guest lecture on game theory by Prof. Frank Thuijsman.