Saint Mary's College of California

The Annual Math Games

General Info

games1The Math Games is a program that the Saint Mary’s Math/CS Department has been running each spring since 2012.  Through this program, Saint Mary’s invites local middle school or high school students to visit the campus for fun math-themed activities biweekly for about ten weeks. We work with  educationally under-served students who are under-represented in the mathematical sciences.

games3During the biweekly sessions, Saint Mary’s undergraduate students and faculty mentors teach mathematical games and ideas to the students, expanding their understanding of what mathematics is, and helping them develop appreciation for and comfort with mathematics.  The culminating event of this project is an afternoon of fun mathematical challenges on our campus.

Get Involved

games4We welcome volunteers and participants with all mathematical interests and backgrounds who enjoy sharing the love of discovery and learning with others!

If you’re interested in volunteering as a mentor or participating in the games as a student please contact Prof. Ellen Veomett.

What’s New

The Math & CS Department is seeking applications for the Brother Dominic Barry Math Scholarships, which will be awarded to incoming freshmen in 2016! For information, go to Activities » Math Scholarship Competition.

Math in the Media

The United States has won the Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years!

Quanta Magazing highlights a new result of Princeton mathematician Maria Chudnovsky regarding the coloring of perfect graphs.