Math Jams

Previous Math Jams

Math Jams are free online discussions hosted by Art of Problem Solving for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Informational sessions about Art of Problem Solving classes.
  • Review of the AMC and AIME competitions.
  • Introductions to new topics in math and other areas of study.
  • Special events, such as our annual discussions with admissions officers and professors from outstanding universities such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, and Duke.

To attend a Math Jam, simply log in to Art of Problem Solving just before the Math Jam begins, and click on the Classroom bar that will appear on the screen. The Math Jam classroom will open 10 minutes before the Math Jam begins. (See Classroom System Requirements)

Our Math Jams are held in the same online classroom as our online courses. Click here to read more about how our online classroom works.

Participants in Math Jams must be logged in as Art of Problem Solving Community members to access the Math Jams. . The Math Jams and Community membership are free.

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MIT Math Jam

Instructor: Matt McGann
Difficulty Level: 0* (No math)
October 6th (Tuesday)
7:30 pm ET

Matt McGann, Director of Admissions at MIT, will discuss life at MIT and the admissions process.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, Qualifying Round

Instructor: Dave Patrick
Difficulty Level: 4* (Intermediate math)
October 7th (Wednesday)
7:30 pm ET

AoPS instructor Dave Patrick will discuss the problems on Round 1 of the 2015-16 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician national contest. We will also be joined by Mike Breen and Bill Butterworth, the creators of the game. Mike is also the host of the national finals, to be held in Seattle in January 2016.

Carnegie Mellon Math Jam

Instructor: Po-Shen Loh
Difficulty Level: 0* (No math)
October 13th (Tuesday)
7:30 pm ET

U.S. IMO Team Leader and CMU faculty member Po-Shen Loh will join John Mackey (Associate Department Head of Mathematics) and Mark Stehlik (Assistant Dean of Computer Science) to discuss the excitement which is brewing at CMU.

* Difficulty Ratings

0 No Math. Appropriate for all audiences.
1-3 Beginning Problem Solvers. Middle School, Algebra, Geometry, MATHCOUNTS, AMC 8
4-6 Intermediate Problem Solvers. AMC10, AMC 12
7-10 Advanced Problem Solvers. AIME, USAMO
Click here for previous MATH JAMS transcripts.

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