Math Competitions

Upcoming Math Competitions

Saturday, October 26, 2019     Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest

Saturday, November 2, 2019    Duke Math Meet

Saturday, December 7, 2019    W. L. Putnam Mathematical Competition

January 23 - 27, 2020               Math Contest in Modeling

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 the Duke Math Meet website:  Duke Math Meet.
The 2019 Duke Math Meet will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019.  The coordinators for this year's meet are Jerry Liu, Steven LiMuthu Arivoli, Tony Sun and Daniel Hwang.

DMM 2018

Problem Solving Seminar

This half-credit seminar is intended for students who enjoy solving interesting math problems and may also prepare students for the coming math competitions. We’ll be discussing 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.

Course listing:  Problem Solving Seminar MATH281S