For the last Putnam practice session on Tuesday, November 25, work on the problems from Putnam practice problems #4. Students will present their solutions to these problems in that practice session.

If you are enrolled in MATH 200, MATH 226, MATH 253, MATH 257, or MATH 316 this term, you have a final exam on Saturday, December 6. Arrangements can be made for you to take the entire Putnam exam and then write your final exam a little bit late, from about 4:30-7:00 PM, if you wish. Contact your instructor with this request as soon as possible! Feel free to cc: Greg Martin on the email. I have checked with your instructor already, so they know such requests might be forthcoming.

The Quarter Putnam was given on Tuesday, October 28.

The 2014 Putnam examination will be given on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Students should arrive in room 103 of the mathematics building (MATH) no later than 7:45 AM. The north door of the building will be open for you to enter through. The first half of the exam will run from 8–11 AM, and the department will provide lunch from 11 AM–1 PM. The second half of the exam runs from 1–4 PM. All you have to bring is something to write with.


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.