The “Quarter Putnam” will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2013 from 12:20–1:50 PM in the usual room (GEOG 201). Be sure to be right on time so that you have the full 1½ hours; you can even come as early as 12:20 and start right away. All you have to bring is something to write with. Sorry, no pizza on the Quarter Putnam day. The top scorer(s) of the Quarter Putnam will receive a book prize on the day of the Putnam contest!

For the Putnam practice sessions on Tuesday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 18, work on the problems from Putnam practice problems #3. Students will present their solutions to these problems in those practice sessions.


The 2014 Putnam examination will be given on Saturday, December 6, 2014 (location to be determined—probably in the MATH building).

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 23). The math department's Putnam FAQ has more information, as does the official Putnam web site.

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.