Math Awareness Month

posted Apr 23, 2013, 10:23 AM by Mary Ann Quivey
The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announce Mathematics Awareness Month, April 2013.  The theme is the Mathematics of Sustainability.  The website, http://www.mathaware.org ,  offers several lesson ideas for integrating real-life activities into the math curriculum.

Humanity continually faces the task of how to balance human needs against the world's resources while operating within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and is used by mathematicians and practitioners in a wide range of fields to seek creative solutions for a sustainable way of life. Society and individuals will need to make challenging choices; mathematics provides us with tools to make informed decisions

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