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Mathematical Sciences

Puzzle of the Week

Each week, a new mathematics puzzle will be emailed to all math and CS students, plus posted in the department hallway. Solutions are due on Mondays at 5pm.

Solutions should emailed to Yung-Pin Chen at,  or left in his mailbox in the Math Sciences office.

The Honor Roll list of successful students will be posted in the Math Dept. At the end of the term, the students who solve any of the puzzles will win prizes! The more you solve, the more you win.

Spring 2018

1.  First Puzzle                 Due Monday, January 29 at 5:00pm
2.  Second Puzzle            Due Monday, February 5 at 5:00pm
3.  Third Puzzle                Due Monday, February 12 at 5:00pm
4.  Fourth Puzzle              Due Monday, February 19 at 5:00pm
5.  Fifth Puzzle                  Due Monday, February 26 at 5:00pm
6.  Sixth Puzzle                 Due Monday, March 5 at 5:00pm
7.  Seventh Puzzle           Due Monday, March 12 at 5:00pm
8.  Eighth Puzzle               Due Monday, March 19 at 5:00pm
9.  Ninth Puzzle                 Due Monday, April 2 at 5:00pm
10.  Tenth Puzzle               Due Monday, April 9 at 5:00pm
11. Eleventh Puzzle          Due Monday, April 16 at 5:00pm
12. Twelfth Puzzle             Due Monday, April 23 at 5:00pm

Winners for Fall 2018!


Spring 2017

1.  First Puzzle        Solution      Due Wednesday, January 25 at 5:00pm
2.  Second Puzzle   Solution      Due Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00pm
3.  Third Puzzle       Solution      Due Wednesday, February 8 at 5:00pm
4.  Fourth Puzzle     Solution      Due Wednesday, February 15 at 5:00pm
5.  Fifth Puzzle         Solution      Due Wednesday, February 22 at 5:00pm
6.  Sixth Puzzle        Solution      Due Wednesday, March 1  at 5:00pm
7.  Seventh Puzzle   Solution      Due Wednesday, March 8  at 5:00pm
8.   Eighth Puzzle     Solution           Due Wednesday, March 15  at 5:00pm
9.   Ninth Puzzle       Solution       Due Wednesday, March 22  at 5:00pm
10. Tenth Puzzle       Solution     Due Wednesday, April 12  at 5:00pm
11. Eleventh Puzzle          Due Wednesday, April 19 at 5:00pm

Winners for Spring 2017