Link to current year's
Problem-Solving Seminar |

This page contains information for students enrolled in MATH 3903: Methods of Problem Solving. Students enrolled in this course are expected to attend every class and meet the requirements described in the Syllabus. Also see the competition Flyer.

The weekly meetings for this class will be held alongside open Problem-Solving Sessions, which are open to any LSU student interested in participating in mathematics competitions. This year there are two fall competitions:

- Virginia
Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This half-day
exam is given at the end of October, and typically has over
700 participants from 100+ institutions. There is $750 in
prize money available for the top 5 national performers.

- William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. This full-day exam is given in early December, and has over 4000 participants from 400+ institutions. There is $25,000 in prize money available for the top 25 national performers.

Any undergraduate student is welcome to join us each Wednesday evening for pizza, soft drinks, as we work on challenging problems in a fun and informal environment. You can sign up for either Exam even if you do not attend the Problem-Solving Seminar.

## Meeting Information |
Scheduled
Time |
Room |

Weekly
Problem-Solving Practice |
W 5:30
- 7:10 P.M. |
Lockett
3rd floor Lounge |

Virginia
Tech Regional Math Contest |
Sat.,
Oct. 25, 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. |
253
Himes Hall |

Putnam
Exam |
Sat.,
Dec. 6, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. |
232
Lockett Hall |

## Organizer |
E-mail |
Office |

Prof. Karl Mahlburg |
mahlburg@math.lsu.edu |
Lockett
228 |

- Aug. 27 - Informational meeting and assorted Putnam problems.
- Sep. 3 - Classic puzzles.
- Sep. 10 - Calculus.
- Sep. 17 - Digits.
- Sep. 24 - Polynomials.
- Oct. 1 - Integration.
- Oct. 8 - Geometry and Trigonometry.
- Oct. 15 - Number Theory.
- Oct. 22 - Probability.
- Oct. 29 - Post-Exam Review of Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest.
- Nov. 5 - Inequalities.
- Nov. 12 - Enumeration.
- Nov. 19 - Series and Recurrences.
- Dec. 3 - Putnam Problems.

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