Putnam Math

  • The Putnam Competition will be held on Sat. Dec. 3 from 8 – 11 am and 1 – 4 pm.
  • From math faculty Brian Walter: “The exam consists of 12 questions, 6 in the morning session and 6 in the afternoon. There are usually a couple of problems that don’t require knowledge of any particularly advanced mathematics. The median score is usually 0, though, so it’s a tough exam.”
  • From Krishna: I don’t like to think of it as an exam, or a competition, but more as an experience. In some circles, it’s a talking point to say “I got a 0 on the Putnam”.
  • If you are interested, please email Krishna and Vauhn by Thursday noon.