SFU Students Take Part in Putnam Competition!

December 06, 2017

After several months of training, ten SFU students took part in the Putnam Mathematical Competition on Saturday 2 December. The Competition consists of six challenging questions in a 3-hour morning paper, and a further six questions in a 3-hour afternoon paper. The questions are so difficult that the usual median score is 0, 1, or 2 points out of a maximum of 120 points. Fortunately, the West Mall Starbucks opened an hour early so that the participating students could have a hearty breakfast and boost their caffeine levels in preparation for a marathon day of problem-solving. The survivors were still smiling at the end of the day! Competition results are expected in late March 2018.

After several months of training, ten SFU students took part in the Putnam Mathematical Competition on Saturday 2 December. The Competition consists of six challenging questions in a 3-hour morning paper, and a further six questions in a 3-hour afternoon paper. The questions are so difficult that the usual median score is 0, 1, or 2 points out of a maximum of 120 points. Fortunately, the West Mall Starbucks opened an hour early so that the participating students could have a hearty breakfast and boost their caffeine levels in preparation for a marathon day of problem-solving. The survivors were still smiling at the end of the day! Competition results are expected in late March 2018.
After several months of training, ten SFU students took part in the Putnam Mathematical Competition on Saturday 2 December. The Competition consists of six challenging questions in a 3-hour morning paper, and a further six questions in a 3-hour afternoon paper. The questions are so difficult that the usual median score is 0, 1, or 2 points out of a maximum of 120 points. Fortunately, the West Mall Starbucks opened an hour early so that the participating students could have a hearty breakfast and boost their caffeine levels in preparation for a marathon day of problem-solving. The survivors were still smiling at the end of the day! Competition results are expected in late March 2018.