Putnam Competition

To sign up, please email Meagan Heirwegh.

Registration Deadline - Monday October 9 at noon.

The Putnam, hosted by the Mathematical Association of America, is the foremost mathematical competition for undergraduate students across the US and Canada. For more information, please refer to the Putnam website.

When is the Putnam?

Saturday December 2, 2017

2 3-hour session, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon

How to I Prepare?

Math 17 - How to Solve It

Caltech's Putnam preparation class. This class provides insight into how to approach a Putnam problem, as well as practice solving problems. Math 17 is a four-unit class, open to everyon including freshmen, with no prerequisites. You can take it more than once for credit during your time at Caltech. It meets on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm in 103 DWN during the fall quarter.

Putnam and Beyond - available as an e-book through Caltech's library.

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Problems and Solutions: 1938-1964 - available through Caltech's library.

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Problems and Solutions: 1965-1984 - available through Caltech's library.

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Problems and Solutions: 1985-2000 - available through Caltech's library.

To sign up, please email Meagan Heirwegh.