Math Jams

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 sign 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 signed in as Art of Problem Solving Community members to access the Math Jams. . The Math Jams and Community membership are free.

Join our mailing list to receive announcements about new Math Jams.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, Round 1

Instructor: Dave Patrick
Difficulty Level: 6* (Intermediate math)
September 30th (Monday)
7:30 pm ET

AoPS instructor David Patrick will discuss the problems on Round 1 of qualifying for the 2019-20 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship. We will be joined by Mike Breen and Bill Butterworth, the creators of the game. Mike is also the host of the Championship finals, to be held in Denver in January 2020.

MIT Math Jam

Instructor: Chris Peterson
Difficulty Level: 0* (No math)
October 9th (Wednesday)
7:30 pm ET

Chris Peterson, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT, will discuss life at MIT and the admissions process. He will be accompanied by Evan Chen, an MIT math alumnus from the class of 2018.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, Round 2

Instructor: Dave Patrick
Difficulty Level: 6* (Intermediate math)
October 14th (Monday)
7:30 pm ET

AoPS instructor David Patrick will discuss the problems on Round 2 of qualifying for the 2019-20 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship. We will be joined by Mike Breen and Bill Butterworth, the creators of the game. Mike is also the host of the Championship finals, to be held in Denver in January 2020.

USAMTS Round 1 Math Jam

Instructor: Brian Edwards
Difficulty Level: 6* (Intermediate math)
October 17th (Thursday)
7:30 pm ET

USAMTS staff discuss the problems from round 1 of the USAMTS. Round 1 is available from September 5th through October 15th. Round 2 of USAMTS will be available on October 18th.

Amherst College Info Session

Instructor: Matt McGann
Difficulty Level: 0* (No math)
October 21st (Monday)
7:30 pm ET

Matt McGann, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College, and Nathan Pflueger, math professor at Amherst College, will host an info session exploring both Amherst College specifically and liberal arts colleges generally. Topics include opportunities in math, the admission process, and financial aid for both US and international students.

2019 AMC 8 Discussion

Instructor: AoPS Staff
Difficulty Level: 3* (Introductory math)
November 19th (Tuesday)
7:00 pm ET

AoPS instructors will discuss problems from the 2019 AMC 8 contest, administered November 12-18, 2019.

* 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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