Mathematics Problems on the Web
On this page, we try to identify and list all sources of mathematics
problems on the Internet and related information.
Please advise us if you know of any sources that we are missing.
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Problem Columns from Mathematics Journals
Many mathematics journals contain problem columns. They invite readers
to send in solutions to the problems. The best solution submitted
gets printed in a future issue along with the names of all the solvers.
We list below only a few of the journals that are currently running
problem columns. You are welcome to try your hand at
solving these problems. Solutions should be sent to the appropriate problem
column editor (not to MathPro Press).
Problem Columns on the World Wide Web
Mathematics Problems on the World Wide Web
The following newsgroups are devoted to math problems or puzzles
or contain a fair amount of math problems (among other topics).
Problem Columns via Electronic Mail
- Stan Wagon's Problem of the Week
Each week during the fall and spring semesters,
Stan Wagon posts a
Problem of the Week for students at Macalester College. This
tradition was started in 1968 by Professor Joe Konhauser (recently
deceased); Joe posted problems for 25 years and Stan took over in 1993.
These problems are meant to be accessible to first-year college
students, so very little background is needed to understand or
solve the problems.
Stan sends out the problems by e-mail as well (the mailing list
currently has about 200 names), and if you would like to be
placed on the list, send a message
to that effect to Meridy Amsden at
The subject of the email message should be "wagon's problem list".
The best of the over 700 problems used so far will appear in a book
co-authored by J. Konhauser, D. Velleman, and S. Wagon, titled
"Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?". It will be published by the
Mathematical Association of America and should be available by the
end of 1995.
- The Internet Amateur Mathematics Society
Benjie Chen and the Internet Amateur Mathematics Society publish
math problems from time to time on their newsgroup and world wide web pages.
You can also receive this information via electronic mail.
Their mail list server is
Journals with problem columns
Tangents Online is the electronic version of the Harvard-Radcliffe Mathematics
It contains a problem column called Math Challenge Problem and Puzzles,
edited by Takara Stanley.
The journal, Technology Review, has a problem column run by
Although this journal is now being published on the web, the web version
does not yet include the problem column, which only appears in the
Selected problems are
MathSoft's Web site.
- Mathematical Mayhem
has several problem columns. It has its own web page, but the problems
are not yet on-line.
On-line Bookstores that stock Problem Books
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