The Lafayette Problem Group met weekly in the fall in Pardee 218 (the Math Common Room) or in a nearby room starting at 4:10 on Thursday afternoons. Fall meetings will be decided soon!

You should come to the Problem Group meetings for fun, and also to help get a feel for the types of problems that show up on various math competitions like Lafayette’s weekly Team Barge Competition and the national Putnam Mathematics Competition on the first Saturday every December (in 2015 it’s Saturday, December 5).

Try the problem sets linked below. If you finish those, try the sample of older problem sets.  Don’t worry if you can’t solve any of the problems right away—if they are hard, we work on them as a group.

Some Problem Sets from Fall 2014

Some Problem Sets from Fall 2013

Some Older Problem Sets from Fall 2008