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.

Number Theory Excursions from the AMC 10

Instructor: AoPS Staff
Difficulty Level: 6* (Intermediate math)
April 10th (Friday)
1:00 pm ET

AoPS Instructors will explore interesting number theory problems from past AMC 10 exams. No experience with the AMC is necessary and we will be studying general math skills through high-quality problems from top high school math contests.

Prime Numbers and the abc Conjecture

Instructor: AoPS Staff
Difficulty Level: 6* (Intermediate math)
April 15th (Wednesday)
1:00 pm ET

AoPS instructors will explore some of the known and unknown properties of prime numbers, leading up to the mysterious "abc Conjecture", an important problem in number theory that recently had a controversial "proof" accepted for publication. We'll start with a picture that AoPS author Dave Patrick has on one of his T-shirts, and end with some math that (to quote a mathematician in the New York Times) "feels like you're reading something from outer space".

MathILy and MathILy-Er Math Jam: Foury, Fourier, Fouriest Transformations

Instructor: sarah-marie belcastro
Difficulty Level: 5* (Intermediate math)
April 22nd (Wednesday)
7:00 pm ET

AoPS Instructor and MathILy Director dr. sarah-marie belcastro leads students in exploration of Foury Transformations and answers questions about the MathILy and MathILy-Er summer programs.

AoPS Summer Classes Math Jam

Instructor: AoPS Staff
Difficulty Level: 2* (Introductory math)
May 6th (Wednesday)
7:30 pm ET

Art of Problem Solving instructors discuss upcoming AoPS online courses. We'll work through a few sample problems, discuss how the courses work, and answer questions about the courses.

* 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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