Theory

Mathematics Activities

Math Club

Pizza, presentations, and fun!

The Math Club is all things math for undergrads at Wesleyan. Come with any questions you have about the major, study abroad opportunities, or whatever is on your math mind. Meetings, held several times each semester, feature a presentation, usually by a faculty member, and free pizza! Please see the "Contact Us" page for the name of the current Math Club faculty advisor.

Putnam Exam

The William Lowell Putnam exam is a yearly ritual for over 3000 mathematics undergraduates in more than 300 schools across the nation and beyond. The problems are hard, but they don't use much mathematics beyond calculus and linear algebra. Instead, they require creativity and cleverness, and have the ah, ha! quality that makes math contests fun. The Putnam exam happens each year on the first Saturday in December.

MATH 211 (Problem Solving for the Putnam) is a .25-credit course that is recommended for any student interested in taking the Putnam Exam. It is open to all undergraduate students.