The National Putnam Exam
Math Team Crunches Numbers
The University of Idaho Math Team brings together individuals who are excited about math in order to gain career insights, to promote math as a discipline and to build camaraderie around math competitions and the advancement of math knowledge and skills.
Undergraduates Test Their Math Skills
Each year, members of the University of Idaho Math Team put their skills to the test at the annual William Lowell Putnam Competition, the premier undergraduate mathematics competition. The competition takes three students from each competing school and pits their Putnam exam scores against one other to see which school fares the best.
Placing in the Top 10 Percent
Historically, students at the University of Idaho place in the top 10 percent nationally, receiving scores that are higher than the national mean and median scores for the competition (the median score is zero out of 120).
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Interested in joining the UI Putnam Team?
Consider registering for the Math 400 seminar course in the Fall. This course helps prepare students for taking the Putnam Exam in December.
2014 UI Putnam Team Places in Top 21 Percent
The Premier national mathematics contest for undergraduates Nationally, most students have difficulty answering any of the problems on this exam.
2013 UI Putnam Team Places in Top 30 Percent
The Putnam exam is the premier national mathematics contest for undergraduates. Nationally, most students have difficulty answering any of the problems on this exam.