This page contains information for students
interested in undergraduate Mathematics Competitions at LSU. A
weekly Problem-Solving Seminar is held each Wednesday evening in
order to practice common Problem-Solving techniques. Students
enrolled in MATH 3903 (Methods of Problem Solving) are expected to
attend every meeting and meet the requirements described in the Syllabus. See the
Flyer for more
information on the Seminar.

The Seminar meetings are also open to any undergraduate LSU student interested in participating in mathematics competitions. We work on challenging problems in a fun and informal environment - pizza and soft drinks are provided!

This year there are two fall competitions:

The Seminar meetings are also open to any undergraduate LSU student interested in participating in mathematics competitions. We work on challenging problems in a fun and informal environment - pizza and soft drinks are provided!

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.

## Meeting Information |
Scheduled
Time |
Room |

Weekly
Problem-Solving Practice |
W 5:00
- 6:30 P.M. |
Lockett
3rd floor Lounge |

Virginia
Tech Regional Math Contest |
Sat.,
Oct. 24, 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. |
Coates
103 |

Putnam
Exam |
Sat.,
Dec. 5, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. |
TBA |

## Organizer |
E-mail |
Office |

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

- Aug. 26 - Informational meeting and assorted Putnam problems.
- Sep 2 - Classic puzzles.
- Sep 9 - Calculus.
- Sep 16 - Polynomials.
- Sep 23 - Enumeration.
- Sep 30 - Integration.
- Oct 7 - Geometry and Trigonometry.
- Oct 14 - Inequalities.
- Oct 21 - Number Theory.
- Oct 28 - Probability.
- Nov 4 - Sequences and Recurrences.
- Nov 11 - Functions.
- Nov 18 - Miscellaneous.
- Dec 2 - Putnam Problems.

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