Math Games

"Math Games" is Wellesley's in-house math competition where each Fall teams of students solve fun and challenging problems in a quest for glory, chocolate, and other prizes.

Sample Question: How many different ways can you complete the square below so that each color appears exactly once in each row and in each column? (You do not have to list all the different ways -- just say how many there are. )

The Math Games coordinator sends out an email announcing this event in the fall of each year, so you should hear about this if you are signed up for the math departments email list.  If you aren't on our email list but have questions about Math Games, contact Melanie Chamberlin to find out which faculty member is coordinating the event this year.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct 20

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week we'll have a summer research programs panel.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, Oct 22

Our Applicable Math Lecture series kicks off for the year with Mike Remolona from Wolfram Research Inc giving a talk discussing Mathematica 10 and how to get the most out of wolframalpha.com.  We'll have a reception (with food!) at 3:45 in SCI 362, then move to SCI 296 at 4:15 for the talk.

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second department colloquium is given by Megan Heenehan (Wellesley '03) from Eastern Connecticut State University. We'll meet in SCI 362 for snacks and socializing at 3:45, then the talk will begin at 4:15 in SCI 396.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  

Monday, Oct 27

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week Angela Gu will be speaking.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Want e-updates?

Want to hear about the latest events in the math department via email?  Join the department's Google group by signing up here!