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Phone: 218-726-8747 / 218-726-8254
Fax: 218-726-8399
Undergraduate Studies
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140 Solon Campus Center (map)
1117 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3000


Math Department Apparel

The Math Department debuted new style this year with our very own departmental apparel! We have a long sleeve shirt (shown above) commemorating the 25th anniversary of our graduate program and a polo shirt (shown in our latest issue of Numberlines) in long or short sleeves and offered in maroon or gold. If you are interested in purchasing any of the Math apparel, please contact the department secretary, Pamela Arola, with your order. She can be reached at 218.726.8747 or Please include your contact information (mailing address, phone, email), which shirt you prefer and your size. Sizes are as follows:

Graduate program shirt: S, M, L, XL 

**Polo shirt: Men's S, M, L, XL

                   Women's S, M, L, XL


**Please specify long or short sleeve and color.


Prices will depend on the number of orders we receive, but we expect shirts to be about $18.75 each (plus shipping costs)


Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics!

Here you will find faculty and staff dedicated to excellent undergraduate and graduate programs and to the pursuit of scholarly activities.

We offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and the Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Actuarial Science. For those who want to teach at the secondary level, we offer the Bachelor of Applied Science degree cooperatively with the Department of Education. At the graduate level we offer the Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics.

In addition to teaching, our faculty have active research programs and present their research via books, research articles and conference presentations.

Math Placement for New Students

New Math and Statistics students will register for their first math course based on either their prior college math experience, or their math sub-score from the ACT or SAT. Click here for further information.

Find out Who Hired Recent Grads

Here's a year-by-year list of where our graduates have gone - such as businesses, agencies, or schools.

Check out a great video featuring our Grad Students!

"Graduate Math Students at UMD bond over broomball"


Undergraduate Colloquium
UMD Department of Mathematics and Statistics

“What is Math?” 
Carmen Latterell
    UMD Professor of Mathematics

The seemingly simple question, “What is math?”, is answered quite differently by different constituents of people. We will go over the answers given by elementary education majors, secondary math majors, as well as elementary and secondary students. The audience will be encouraged to think about their own definitions, and perhaps share them.


Motivating students with a Math Fair!”
     Laura Zimmerman
UMD Instructor of Mathematics


When students think of math, some may be excited and enjoy math, but many students have negative feelings toward the subject.  Some say it is just too hard, they don’t get it, or they have performed poorly in class in the past and have just given up.  How can we get these students to feel better about math and their math skills?  In this talk, I will discuss how to motivate students with a SNAP (Student-centered, Non-competitive, All-inclusive, and Problem-based) math fair.  I will discuss a way to set a class schedule, choose problems, make the displays, and design evaluation procedures.  In addition, I will show some projects done by my students and give their reactions to the Math Fair as well as the benefits I noticed for the students.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Chem 150

Everyone is welcome!

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