Math Competitions


Every year, several dozen Duke undergraduates participate in the Virginia Tech and Putnam math competitions. See recent and past competition honors received by Duke Undergraduates in these competitions.

Duke Math Meet

The Duke Math Meet (DMM) is a regional mathematics competition for high school students held at Duke University each year. The contest is organized by the members of the Duke University Mathematics Union (DUMU), and is sponsored by the Duke Mathematics department.

The DMM lasts for one day from morning to afternoon, during which the students have fun solving challenging mathematics problems while making many new friends with contestants from other schools and states.

For more information, visit Duke Math Meet.

Problem Solving Seminar

A half-credit seminar, MATH 281S is intended for students who enjoy solving interesting math problems and may also prepare students for the coming math competitions. We discuss how to solve math competition questions and focus on the intuition behind solutions, as well as various tools we can use. Students are asked to work on challenging math problems one evening a week and to write up careful solutions with complete and rigorous proofs. Students are expected to compete in the Virginia Tech and Putnam math competitions, and assist with writing questions for the Duke Math Meet.