**Instructors**: Mladen Bestvina, Harold
Blum, Bao Wang

The goal of the
seminar is to prepare the student for math competions, and in
particular for

- Intermountain Math Competition, and

- The Putnam Exam

We meet on Fridays 4-5 at LCB 222. We'll cover a
particular topic for a few weeks and then move on to another
topic. We'll start with induction.

Induction
handout, by David Jacobs

The Pigeon-hole Principle handout by Valentin Goranko, topic for 9/20 and 9/27, led by Harold Blum

The Intermountain Math Competition will take place on November 9. For previous years' problem see https://www.math.utah.edu/~bestvina/intermountain/index.html

Number theory handout by Valentin Goranko, topic for 10/4 and 10/18, led by Harold Blum

The Putnam Exam will take place on 12/7/2024. To register go to

https://putnam.edvistas.com/datamate/testRegister.aspx?id=0c3247d8-f75a-4c98-a842-6d80be9c2bc8