During  the fall and spring semesters, Math Club generally meets twice a month on Wednesday afternoons for talks and recreational math activities. In addition, there are several opportunities throughout the year to travel  and connect with the wider math community.

For more information, see Math Club Advisor Mr. Lee Phillips.


2017-2018 Officers:

President: Chace Covington

Vice-President: Nicholas Tomlinson

Upcoming Meetings

February 27, 2018

3:15pm in LSF L407B

Guest speaker Mr. Will McGuffey will be speaking on Making Predictions as a Pathway to Limits.

Pizza and drinks will be provided!

February 26, 2018

3:00pm in LSF L407B

FM Math Faculty Dr. Daniel Brauss will be speaking on Implementing a Mathematical Model for Conductive Fluids.

Pizza and drinks will be provided!

February 16, 2018

1:30pm in LSF L407B

Guest speaker Dr. Ivan Dungan from the United States Military Academy will speak on the Limit Definition of the Derivative.

February 12, 2018

3:00pm in LSF L407B

Jessica Handy from Coastal Carolina University will visit to discuss CCU’s Master of Arts in Teaching program.

January 22, 2018

3:00pm in LSF L407B

President’s Bowl Practice Session

November 17, 2017

1:30pm in LSF L407B

Alumni Career Talk: Assurant Insurance

James Brown ’16, Tina Watrous ’17

November 15, 2017

3:45pm meet at Grille Parking Lot

Road Trip!

Take a trip to Coastal Carolina University to participate in a friendly game of Math Jeopardy! The competition is recommended for students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Math 203. Limited spots available so e-mail Dr. Daniel Brauss to reserve yours today!

November 3, 2017

1:30pm meet at Grille Parking Lot

Carolina Math Seminar and MAA State Dinner of South Carolina

RSVP to Dr. Fitzkee by noon on October 27, 2017

September 29, 2017

1:30pm in LSF L407B

Grad School Information

September 15, 2017

1:30pm in LSF L407B

Officer Election and Math Jeopardy


 The Spring 2018 Francis Marion Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

The Department of Mathematics at Francis Marion University is proud to host on Friday, April 6, 2018
The 2018 Francis Marion Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
in which undergraduate students are invited to present their research
from 1:00  to 4:30 p.m.
 A Plenary Address    
delivered by Dr. Kristen Abernathy from Winthrop University
at 4:30 p.m.

Registration Information

Conference Registration

will open soon


The 41st Pee-Dee Regional High-School Mathematics Tournament took place on Tuesday, 2017 December 05. The tournament is open to all high-school students in the twelve-county Pee-Dee region. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

The 42nd Pee-Dee Regional High-School Mathematics Tournament will take place on Tuesday, 2018 December 04.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Damon Scott, current Tournament director.

Students on stage at FMU Math Tournament

Past Questions and Recent Champions

Chart of the math tournament results


Upcoming Spring Events

Carolina Math Seminar

Attend talks given by fellow students and faculty in the region at the Carolina Math Seminar. To be held at the University of South Carolina. Not currently funded by a FMU Real grant.

Typically held in March

Math Jeopardy at Coastal Carolina

Compete in a friendly match of Math Jeopardy and network with students from Coastal Carolina University. Contact Dr. Daniel Brauss by March 9 if interested.


March 14, 2018

Will depart FM at 3pm

MAA Southeastern Section Spring Meeting

Attend the sectional meeting at Clemson University. Compete in Math Jeopardy, participate in the Undergraduate Treasure Hunt, attend talks given by students and faculty, and network with fellow undergraduate math students from other institutions. Complete application and submit to Dr. Daniel Brauss by March 2.

March 23-24, 2018

Francis Marion Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Play Math Jeopardy, give and/or attend student talks, and hear a keynote talk given by a well-known mathematician. Funded by a FMU REAL grant. See Dr. Panza for more information.

April 6, 2018

(Register by March 30, 2018)

2018 Academic Seminar in Washington, D.C.

The 2018 Washington, D.C. Academic Seminar is a six-day long trip to the nation’s capital funded, in part, by an FMU REAL grant. Students and faculty from political science, mathematics and nursing will explore historic sites and neighborhoods in Washington, as well as meet and learn from a variety of speakers working in government, the media, business, and lobbying. See announcement for more information.

May 11-17, 2018

Problem of the Week

Challenging problems will be posted here (as well as on the department bulletin board) biweekly. Check frequently for new problems and solutions to previous problems. Good luck and happy solving!


February 5, 2018

January 22, 2018

January 8, 2018

December 11, 2017

November 27, 2017

November 13, 2017

October 30, 2017

October 16, 2017

October 2, 2017

September 18, 2017

September 4, 2017

August 21, 2017