Math Competitions

Duke Math Meet

Duke organizes Duke Math Meet for high school students every fall. In 2017, the upcoming Math Meet will be coordinated by Justin Luo, Kelly Zhang and Remy Kassem, with the advise of Prof. David Kraines. Details can be found here.

Math Competitions

Every year, several dozen Duke undergraduates participate in the Virginia Tech and Putnam math competitions. See past result of the Putnam competition.


October  21, 2017 Saturday 9am – 11:30am Virginia Tech Regional
November  2017 tba Saturday 9am – 5pm Duke Math Meet
December 2, 2017 Saturday 10am – 6pm Putnam Math Competition
February 8-12, 2018 Thursday – Monday Math Contest in Modeling


Math 281S   Problem Solving Seminar

This half-credit seminar is intended for students who enjoy solving interesting math problems and may also prepare students for the coming math competitions. We’ll be discussing how to solve math competition questions. We’ll focus on the intuition behind solutions as well as various tools we can use. Students are asked to work on challenging math problems one evening a week and to write up careful solutions with complete and rigorous proofs to several of them. Students are expected to compete in the Virginia Tech and Putnam math competitions as well as help write questions for the Duke Math Meet.
Current assistants for 2017 Fall are Feng Gui and Trung Can.
For more information, contact David Kraines ( or Trung  Can (