Problem Solving Seminar


Math 281S

The aim of this seminar is to develop problem solving skills through fun and challenging problems, many of which will require some creativity to solve.  It is also an informal tour of mathematics as each week we will focus on a different topic.  Prerequisites are minimal, but instructor permission is required.  Email Professor Robles if you are interested (

Math 283S

The Advanced Problem Solving Seminar is designed for students who enjoy math competitions and have had experience in state and national competitions at the high school or collegiate level at the level of the American Invitational Math Exam AIME. Students are required to take various math competitions, including the WL Putnam, and to help create and grade problems for the Duke Math Meet. See Interested students should contact Professor Kraines (

Techniques for attacking and solving challenging mathematics problems and writing mathematical proofs. Course may be repeated. Consent of instructor required.

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Instructor Consent Required

Curriculum Codes
  • QS
Typically Offered
Fall Only