MATH+ Advent Calendar

The MATH+ Advent Calendar invites you to discover the beauty and power of Math beyond the subjects covered in school.

The calendar offers fascinating insights into recent application-oriented mathematical research and into the everyday professional life of mathematicians. The 24 challenging puzzles are aimed at curious high school students, university students, teachers, and everyone interested.


In 2022, a total of 5862 participants took part in the MATH+ Advent Calendar. Our participants live in 54 countries:

  • Students (School)
  • Students (Uni)
  • Teachers
  • Other players
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Other countries
  • Not specified

For more numbers from the recent and past MATH+ Advent Calendars, see our statistics subpage.

The Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+

MATH+ is a cross-institutional and interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence based in Berlin. It sets out to explore and further develop new approaches in application-oriented mathematics. Emphasis is placed on mathematical principles for using ever larger amounts of data in life and material sciences, in energy and network research, and in the humanities and social sciences.

MATH+ is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) for a first period of seven years since January 2019. It is a joint project of the three major universities in Berlin—Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin—as well as the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) and the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). MATH+ continues the success stories of the renowned Research Center Matheon and the Graduate School Berlin Mathematical School (BMS).


SOLVED: Technical Problems with the Forum

UPDATE: The forum is working again.

Sorry for the Delay

Again, our staff was effected by the flu and Covid season this year. Therefore, we are still behind in completing the solution booklet, sending out all your prizes, and publishing the statistics. We sincerely apologize and hope for your patience!

Happy New Year!

We wish you a happy new year and hope you enjoyed the MATH+ Advent Calendar 2022. From now on, the solutions of the challenges are highlighted on the respective task pages.

Ready, Set, Go!

Yippie! We are finally starting into a new season of the MATH+ Advent Calendar. As of today, we will publish a new challenge daily at 4 pm (CET).

MATH+ Advent Calendar 2022 Starts in 1 Week

In one week, the MATH+ Advent Calendar opens its first window. Invite your friends, parents, siblings, and teachers to join the game!

Start of Registration on 1 November

From today you can register for the MATH+ Advent Calendar 2022. As always, the calendar opens its first window on 01 Dezember at 4pm.

Federal Minister Stark-Watzinger Assumes Patronage for the Mathematical Advent Calendars

The Federal Minister of Education and Research, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, is the new patron of the MATH+ Advent Calendar and Mathe im Advent.

We introduce: Ganita!

In cooperation with Mathe im Leben, we produced the mathematical board game Ganita. Amongst other great prizes, you can win the game by playing the MATH+ Advent Calendar.

New website

We are very happy to present you a new website just in time for the registration start of the MATH+ Advent Calendar.

If you have any problems or suggestions, feel free to post them in the forum.