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, Sept 15

The math department's student seminar kicks off for the semester.  Join us at 12:20 in room 362 for food and a mathematics talk by a fellow Wellesley math enthusiast.

Wednesday, Sept 17

This year's Math Games will be held from 4-6 in room 362 of the science center.  No particular mathematics experience is needed; bring your friends and come join the fun!

Monday, Sept 22

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

Tuesday, Sept 30

Dan Rockmore from Dartmouth College will deliver our annual Martha Davenport Heard lecture. The talk starts at 4:15, and afterwards we'll go to the College Club for dinner

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!