Claire Gary, Holden Habermacher, Charles Norris, Picasso Avezzano, Anna Powell, Rick McBride, Forrest Dockery, and Anna Brown (not pictured) participated in the 2023 Mathematical Puzzle Program (MaPP) Challenge at Auburn University, winning third place out of nine participating schools! Students had to solve a total of 20 math puzzles over three hours. The mathematical content involved real world problem solving connected to areas of mathematical research including design theory, game theory, number theory, graph theory, topology, and cryptography. The team-based challenge emphasized collaboration and communication over individual work.
2023 Mathematical Puzzle Program Challenge at Auburn University