Math Club

Gonzaga University Math Club



Gonzaga's Mathematics Department will host two regular meetings every month of the academic year.

Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium

(First Wednesday of the month - Jundt 110)

April 5, 2017Anne Trefy
Abstract Pending

Contacts: Dr. Justin Marks and Dr. Shannon Overbay

Math Club Meetings

(Last Wednesday of the month - Herak 237)

April 26, 2017 Herak 237

Please join us on Wednesday, April 26th in Herak 237 from 5:10 to 6:00 p.m. for the final math club meeting of the semester.

Dr. Tomas Guardia will introduce the medieval board game, Rithmomachia. The earliest known description of the game dates back to the eleventh century. A literal translation of the name is "The Battle of the Numbers". The game is much like chess except most methods of capture depend on the numbers inscribed on each piece. Dr. Guardia will describe the rules of the game, demonstrating how pieces (rounds, triangles, squares and the pyramid) move and how pieces are captured.
This will be followed by high-stake Rithmomachia matches between members of the audience where losers will be mocked and ridiculed and stripped of all the math credits, while match winners will be showered with the spoils of victory (otherwise known as partially used gift cards from a local coffee shop). So come prepared by practicing your best trash talkin’ lines such as:

“I’m just looking around to see who’s gonna finish second.” – Larry Bird

“Get your popcorn ready, ‘cause I’m gonna put on a show.” - Terrell Owens

“It’s like I’m sittin’ here, y’know, giving you, like, Shakespeare, and you’re all, like, Season 5 of Lost in Space.” - Quinten Tarantino

So please join us for what promises to be a fun night of games, popcorn, pizza, and pop.

Contacts: Dr. Richard Cangelosi

The following groups will be notified of meetings by faculty coordinators:

(Please contact the faculty coordinators to be added to the desired group)

Putnam Competition Club

(Meetings will be coordinated by Dr. Kearney and Dr. Wand)
Contacts: Dr. Kate Kearney and Dr. Jeffrey Wand

Pi Mu Epsilon / Washington Epsilon

(Meetings coordinated by Dr. Burch & Dr. Dichone)
Contacts: Dr. Nathanial Burch and Dr. Bonni Dichone

All meetings will be held from 5:10pm – 6:00pm


Previous Years' Events:  Fall 2012; Spring 2013; Fall 2013; Spring 2014

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Math Links

American Mathematical Society's REU List

Math Internships on Zag Trax

Putnam Exam

Past Putnam Exams & Solutions