An organizational meeting for the 2014 Putnam practice sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 15 from 12:30–1:30 PM in room 201 of the Geography building (GEOG). Anyone who is even potentially interested in the Putnam contest, or wants to find out more, is welcome to attend.

If you are considering taking the Putnam exam or attending the practice sessions, please register online if you haven't already. Students who have registered in previous years should log in at that link again, using the email address and password they used before, and update their yes/maybe/no decision to take the Putnam this year. (All students are welcome to log in and update their yes/maybe/no decisions at any time.)

For the Putnam practice session on Tuesday, September 22, work on problems A1, A2, B1, and B2 from last year's Putnam exam. Students will present their solutions to these problems in this practice session.


The Putnam practice sessions are held every Tuesday from 12:30-2:00 PM in room 201 of the Geography building (GEOG). The faculty advisor is Greg Martin. The UBC math department provides pizza and pop for all practice sessions (starting on September 22). The math department's Putnam FAQ has more information.

Because how clearly and completely a solution is written has such a large impact on a participant's score, I am willing to give feedback on written solutions during the term. Write up your solutions to a Putnam practice problem(s) and give them to Prof. Martin; I'll have feedback on your solution writing by the next practice session.

The 2015 Putnam examination will be given on Saturday, December 5, 2015 (location to be determined—probably in the MATH building).

All students are welcome to log in at any time to the Putnam registration system and update their yes/maybe/no decisions about taking the Putnam examination.