Problem Solving Group (PSG)

About the Problem Solving Group (PSG)

In the fall of 2011, Dr. Gordon Swain formed the Ashland University Problem Solving Group (PSG). The group meets regularly throughout the academic year to discuss and attempt to solve mathematical problems posed in scholarly journals. 

Anna Payne (12'), who participated in an undergraduate research program, acknowledged that her membership in Ashland University’s Problem Solving Group (PSG) had also helped her in the program. Anna said, “PSG teaches us to think differently about problems and use a variety of methods to handle seemingly difficult problems. For me, that was very useful because a lot of times the method of solving a problem is not immediately obvious," 

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Published and Recognized Solutions by the Problem Solving Group (PSG)

Math Horizons recognized Ashland University Problem Solving Group in their November, 2017 issue. PSG received credit for submitting correct solutions to Problems 355, 356 and 357. Michael Woode was the primary author of the solution to Problem 355. Aaron Arnold was the primary author of the solution to Problem 356. Grace McCourt ('17) and Michael Woode were the primary authors of the solution to Problem 357. Solution to problem 355. Solution to problem 356. Solution to problem 357.

The Ashland University PSG received credit for submitting a correct solution to Problem 351 in the September 2017 issue of Math Horizons. Grace McCourt was the primary author. Solution to problem 351.

The PSG received credit for submitting correct solutions to problem 1323 and problem 1325 of the Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. Kyle Puhl was the primary author for Problem 1323 and Kelly Fullin was the primary author for Problem 1325. Solution to problem 1323 and solution to problem 1325.

The PSG's solution to Problem 5412 from the School Science and Mathematics website (January 2017) was selected to be published! Emily Law was the primary author of this solution. Solution to problem 5412.

The PSG's solution to problem 1316 from the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal was recognized as being correct in the Fall 2016 Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. Michael Woode was the primary author. Solution to problem 1316.

The AU Problem Solving Group was recognized on the website of Science and School Mathematics, December 2016,  for submitting a correct solution to Problem 5403. Aaron Arnold was the primary author. Solution to problem 5403.

The Ashland University Problem Solving Group received credit for submitting a correct solution to Problem 334, in the September 2016, issue of Math Horizons. Grace McCourt was the primary author of the solution. Solution to problem 334.

Charlie Michel was given credit in the February 2016 issue of Math Horizon for submitting a correct solution to Problem 329. Solution to problem 329.

Congratulations to the Ashland University Problem Solving Group (PSG). Their solution to Problem 5362 from School of Science and Mathematics website (January, 2016) was selected to be published. Grace McCourt was the primary author of the solution. Way to go Grace and the other members of PSG. Solution to problem 5362.

The Problem Solving Group (PSG) at Ashland Universiy, submitted four problems last year. They received acknoledgement for three correct solutions and their solution to Problem 5332 from School Science and Mathematics website (April, 2015) was selected to be published. Solution to problem 5332.

The Ashland Universtiy Problem Solving Group (PSG) solution to Problem 1279 was published in the Fall 2013 edition of The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal.

The AU Problem Solving Group (PSG) submitted various solutions to Math Horizons, PME Journal and The Pentagon. One of their solutions was highlighted in The Pentagon, Fall 2013 issue.

The Problem Solving Group (PSG) submitted solutions to several journals and was recognized for solutions in February, April and September 2012 issues of Math Horizons and the Spring 2012 issue of the PME Journal. Additionally, Math Horizons highlighted the solutions provided by AU PSG in it April and September issues.

All AU Students Welcome!

All AU students are welcome!

Any AU student can join. All you need is an interest and commitment to attend at least four meetings.

Come join us and keep on problem-solving!

2017-2018 PSG Faculty Advisor

Dr. Chris Swanson

2016-2017 Faculty Advisor

Dr. Chris Swanson

2016-2017 AU Problem Solving Group

Welcome 2016-2017 New Members: Aaron Arnold, Kelly Fullin