# Putnam Competition

**Registration Deadline** - TBD.

The Putnam, hosted by the Mathematical Association of America, is the foremost mathematical competition for undergraduate students across the US and Canada. For more information, please refer to the Putnam website.

#### When is the Putnam?

2023: TBD

2 3-hour session, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon

#### How do I Prepare?

Math 17 - How to Solve It

Caltech's Putnam preparation class. This class provides insight into how to approach a Putnam problem, as well as practice solving problems. Math 17 is a four-unit class, open to everyone including freshmen, with no prerequisites. You can take it more than once for credit during your time at Caltech.

Putnam and Beyond - available as an e-book through Caltech's library.

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Problems and Solutions: 1965-1984 - available through Caltech's library.

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Problems and Solutions: 1985-2000 - available through Caltech's library.