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MATH 3903: Methods of Problem Solving / Problem-Solving Seminar - Fall 2016

Link to current year's Problem-Solving Seminar

Putnam Results (received April 8, 2017)

62nd out of 415 participating institutions


Chandler McCarthur - 27 points, ranked 530.5 out of 4164 participants
Derek Walker - 18 points, ranked 881
6 LSU students with positive scores
LSU median: 2 points (national median: 1 point)

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. Practice helps a great deal in contest mathematics; LSU's best performers each year are usually students who have been attending the Problem-Solving Seminar regularly (click here for more historical data). 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:
If you are interested in signing up for either contest, please contact Prof. Mahlburg (see below). You can sign up for the contests even if you do not attend the Problem-Solving Seminar. 

Meeting Information

Scheduled Time
Weekly Problem-Solving Practice
W 5:00 - 6:30 P.M.
Lockett 3rd
floor Lounge
Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest
Sat., Oct. 22, 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Coates 225
Putnam Exam
Sat., Dec. 3, 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Lockett 244


Prof. Karl Mahlburg
Lockett 228

Practice Sheets

Previous Years

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