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The Wednesday Morning Math Challenge

Every Wednesday during the 2016 NFL season, Baltimore Ravens guard and MIT PhD student John Urschel presents three new puzzles for the mathematically inclined.

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John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 16

This week, we’re going to deal with a seat assignment problem!

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 15 Answers

Last week, we had a Christmas themed puzzle. I can’t take credit for it though; it’s just the traveling salesman problem on the...

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 15

This week we’re going to have a Christmas puzzle.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 14 Answers

Last week, we played around with magic squares.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 13 Answers

Last week, we played around with probability and a deck of cards.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 14

This week we’re going to play around with a fun mathematical structure that you may have seen before: Magic squares.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 13

This week we’re having some fun with probability and a deck of playing cards.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 12 Answers

Last week's problem was a question that you might encounter in a college-level math class, but by week 12, we can handle it.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 12

Welcome to Week 12 of the Wednesday Morning Math Challenge. This week, we're going to look at one problem -- but it's a hard one.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 11 Answers

In week 11, we looked at a scenario that football coaches face all the time: when to go for two.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 11

Welcome to Week 11 of the Wednesday Morning Math Challenge. This week, we’re going to have a little bit of fun with football.

John UrschelThe Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 10 Answers

Our answer won't be the answer that an astrophysicist would come up with. But by simplifying the question and using some rough...