Mathematical Problem-solving Group

Purpose and Rules:

This is an informal group, devoted to mathematical problem-solving. We meet weekly to discuss various problems from previous Putnam competitions and AIME competitions, and just to chat. At home, you try to solve these problems and/or read and understand their solutions.

Mathematical problem-solving can greatly enhance your mathematical education, but your regular classes should be higher on your priority list. It is expected that not all participants will be coming to our meetings every time, and this is not a for-credit activity.

Fall 2023

Meeting time: Generally, Monday 6:30-7:30 pm and Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm. Monday meetings will be in general about AIME, while Tuesday is for Putnam, though what we do will be ultimately determined by who shows up. If you would like to come, but these times do not work for you, please email me.

Meeting place: WH 109

Kedlaya's Putnam Archive
AoPS IMO Archive
AoPS AIME Archive
Assorted Putnam Problems on Geometry, Number Theory, Polynomials, and Linear Algebra

Upcoming Meetings:
Monday, October 2, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. We will be working on 2001 AIME I problems. Try to look at the first five problems or so at home beforehand, if you have time.
Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. We will be working on 2001 Putnam problems. Try to look at A-1, A-2, B-1, and B-2.

Mailing List: contact Alexander Borisov