This page is http://www.math.columbia.edu/~bayer/PrizeExam

The 2009 Math Prize Exam was given on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm in Math 203.

The various prizes are listed below:

Each of the following prizes is open to First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors. The prize involves a cash award. Each prize may be shared among deserving recipients in all three academic years.

- Margaret Kenny Jensen Prize for Barnard College students
- Van Amringe Prize for Columbia College students
- SEAS prize for SEAS students

The following prize is open to degree candidates.

- Van Buren Prize for Columbia College degree candidates

The following Prize Exams from previous years are available:

- 2001 Prize Exam
- 2002 Prize Exam
- 2003 Prize Exam
- 2004 Prize Exam
- 2006 Prize Exam
- 2007 Prize Exam
- 2008 Prize Exam
- 2009 Prize Exam
- 2010 Prize Exam

The following Prize Exam Solutions from previous years are available:

Future prize exam committees:

Using separate forms for each problem made grading much more enjoyable, made it possible for the committee to grade in parallel, and discouraged students from writing novels for problems they could not solve. Here is (roughly) the answer form and cover page that we used, designed to be used again:

We filled in the "exam number" by hand on
each cover sheet, instructed students to copy their exam number to each answer
form, and instructed students *not* to staple together different problems.

Most students used one page per problem, and did not work all problems. 106 problems were handed in, so printing 200 forms would have been plenty. I also have extras from 2009, if you would like to recycle them.

Please contact me if you would like the Adobe Illustrator source files, or if you would like me to modify them for you.