Problem of the Month
A Magic Hexagon
Here are twelve circles, arranged in a hexagonal pattern. Your task: write an integer from 1 to 12 inside each circle. You must use every integer from 1 to 12 exactly once, and when you are done, each side of the hexagon must have three numbers that add up to 18.
Send your answers to this puzzle to me (Joseph DiMuro) at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2014.
“I would choose math at Biola is that math is taught as a part of God's creation and my love for math grows alongside my love for God.”
Applied Mathematics Major
“Being a math major has equipped me with deeper knowledge, understanding, and fascination of the subject. Due to this, I feel more excited, confident, and prepared to help future math students succeed in this subject.”
Secondary Teaching Mathematics Major
“I'm so glad I chose to study math at Biola - the faculty incredible and invested in their student’s lives, and I know they care about me in and out of the classroom. It's also been an invaluable opportunity to have consistent integration of my major and my faith and see how God can be glorified through math, which has been one of my favorite aspects of the department.”
Pure Mathematics Major
Why Choose Mathematics at Biola?
- Thorough in both educational quality and personal attention to students
- Faculty and students work together to make the study of mathematics a successful and enjoyable learning experience
- Involvement in the Putnam Exam; a nationwide contest for math students
- Experienced faculty who not only teach classes in which they are specialists, but work on research projects with individual students
- Small class sizes
- Readily accessible computing facilities