18.A34 Mathematical Problem Solving (Putnam Seminar)

Fall 2023, MIT

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Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 1–2pm, room 2-132

Instructor: Prof. Yufei Zhao

Undergraduate Assistants (UA): Mark Saengrungkongka and Tomasz Slusarczyk


Course description and policies

Class format


Students needing support should consider reaching out to Student Support Services (S3) or Student Disability Services.

Schedule and due dates

SS = Supplementary set

♡ = recommended problems

Past Putnam problems: Putnam Archive



Late policy

Acknowledging collaborators and sources

It is required to acknowledge your sources (even if you worked independently)


Intentional violations of the above policies may be considered academic dishonesty/misconduct.

Additional resources

You may find the following optional resources helpful for additional preparation. Some resources may be available electronically from MIT Library.

Previous Putnam problems and solutions

Additional books helpful for preparation

Previous course homepage from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.