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MaPP Challenge for 7th-12th Grade Students

Saint Louis University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics has partnered with Mathematical Puzzle Programs to bring fun mathematical events to its campus in midtown St. Louis. Students participating in MaPP events will solve puzzles, break codes, and engage with new areas of real mathematics used in academia and industry!

MaPP Challenge ‘18: Gotta Solve ‘Em All!

Our 2017-18 MaPP Challenge puzzlehunt will be held at SLU's campus on April 14, 2018.


  • 9:00am: Registration
  • 9:30am: Orientation
  • 10:00am: Puzzling Begins!
  • 11:30pm: Lunch (puzzling continues!)
  • 2:00pm: Game Ends! Solutions Due
  • 2:15pm: Wrap-Up and Awards
  • 2:30pm: Dismissal


Participating schools may register up to two teams of 2-6 students. There is a registration fee of $20 per team.  To register, simply email Dr. Bryan Clair.

Teaser Puzzle

Is this your first MaPP Challenge? Are you looking for a warm-up puzzle? Try out our Challenge ‘18 teaser puzzle! More puzzles may be found at MaPP’s Puzzles page.


Parking is provided in the Laclede Garage, 3634 Laclede Avenue.

ClueKeeper App

Each team must provide at least one smart device with GPS, cellular internet access, and the ClueKeeper app installed. Submitting solutions and finding hidden locations on campus will be done via this app. A smartphone belonging to a student will likely serve this purpose. 

Campus Map

MaPP Challenge ‘18 will take place on SLU's Frost Campus, within the area bounded by Lindell, Laclede, Vandeventer, and Grand.  Players will need to check-in to certain locations on campus during the hunt.

In particular, teachers should not bring students they do not trust to explore this portion of SLU’s campus without direct supervision. 

Contact Dr. Bryan Clair for more information and to register teams for this event.

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