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USC Math Jeopardy team

  • USC Math Jeopardy team members, Hudson Harper, Jim Manning, Joey Montoya, and Luke Whiteside finished first place in Math Jeopardy at the Southeastern MAA Conference in Elon, NC on March 26-27, 2010. Their coach is Professor Mike Mossinghoff of Davison College.

USC Math Student Jobs

Problem of the Month

The Problem of the Month contest, which starts at the beginning of the academic year and runs through April, presents a new mathematics problem at the beginning of each month. The Problem of the Month bulletin board, which is located in the hallway near LeConte 101, posts the problems statements along with further details about the contest.

Once you solve the month's problem, just email your solution to or drop it off to Dr. Scott Dunn's mailbox in the Mathematics Department Office in LeConte 411. Solutions will be graded primarily on accuracy and clarity, with the monthly winner receiving a certificate. All who correctly solve the problem will receive recognition on the Problem of the Month bulletin board. The overall best problem-solver for the year will be invited to participate in the US National Collegiate Mathematics Championship during MathFest.


For further information, please contact Dr. Scott Dunn (LC 314C) at




Month Problem Solution
September 2017 Problem Solution
October 2017 Problem Solution
November 2017 Problem Solution
December 2017 Problem Solution
January 2018 Problem Solution
February 2018 Problem Solution
March 2018 Problem Solution
April 2018 Problem Solution

Previous Problems of the month are available  at our Problem of the Month Archive.