**December 8:** We watched a video by Prof. Frank Morgan about Soap Bubbles that served as an introduction to minimal surfaces.

**December 1: **The Math Club held its Mario Kart Tournament!

**November 24:** The Math Club worked through a collection of problems to prepare for the Putnam Competition

**November 17:** SWOSU was closed due to weather, so the Math Club did not meet.

**November 10: **The William Lowell Putnam Competition is coming up next month. We worked a set of practice problems.

**November 3:** We looked at some recreational mathematics and the work of

Martin Gardner.

**October 27:** The Math Club tackled a set of Putnam Practice Problems pertaining to polynomials.

**October 13:** Number Theory typically makes an appearance on the Putnam Exam. We discussed the basics of divisors, divisibility, primes, and modular arithmetic. The group also worked some problems concerning these topics.

**October 6:** At the request of a Math Club member, Dr. McNamara gave a talk on mathematical paradoxes. Topics included Achilles and the Hare, the potato paradox, and Gabriel's Horn.

**September 29: **We worked on some problems from recent Putnam exams. Emphasis was on the importance of creating a finished product that gets submitted, in contrast to scratch work.

**September 22:** Set!

**September 18:** The Math Club will be hosting a cookout at Means Park. We should be firing up the grill by 6:00 p.m.

**September 15:** We discussed the chip model for integers. This makes use of two-color counters for understanding signed numbers. We can use these to represent both positives negatives. Further, we are able to demonstrate the various sign rules for the operations of arithmetic.

**September 8: **The first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year saw the election of new officers, a discussion of activities for the Fall Semester, proofs without words, and a talk by Dr. McNamara about formulas for sums of powers of integers. We also discussed the relationship between simplification and generalization and a direction for undergraduate research.

Fall 2014 Activities:

Cookout: 9/18 at 6:00 in Means Park

Bullpups Camp: Homecoming weekend

Putnam Competition: 12/6 - the first Saturday in December