Stepping up your Math Game – 35 Summer Projects for Post-Secondary Math Students

Build your math muscles!

This summer invest in your math education.

Undergraduate students often ask me for advice for how to improve themselves as mathematicians. There are many answers to this question: you can focus on learning new mathematics, you can work on your programming skills, you can improve your career prospects by working on professional development, …

This post is the result of many conversations and coffees with undergrads; It is the advice that I would have given myself as a second-year undergrad at the University of Winnipeg. These 35 projects will also provide necessary skills for completing a Ph.D. in Mathematics and will increase your employability.

Some of these projects will take an afternoon (“Learn how to make a bibliography in LaTeX”) and some might take a month (“Make a Predator-Prey Visualizer”). There is no time limit and no test, so take your time and make it your own.

Table of Contents

  1. Math Skills
  2. Reading
  3. Math Projects
  4. Teaching
  5. Professional Development
  6. Other Skills

[B] Beginners

Some projects are marked with a [B]. These are especially well-suited for beginners.

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