2012 JMM Highlights
A roundup of videos, photos, and news coverage of the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston. Webpage.
The Mathematics of Martin Gardner
The January 2012 issue of the College Mathematics Journal features 15 articles inspired by the writings of Martin Gardner. Issue.
Who's That Mathematician?
Loci: Convergence presents images from the Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection. Article. We invite you to send us information about photographs of mathematicians taken by well-known mathematician, friend of the MAA, and inveterate photographer Paul Halmos (1916-2006). New photos will be posted every Monday morning.
Math Horizons Editor Search
The MAA is seeking a new Editor for Math Horizons, the MAA student magazine. More.
College Mathematics Journal Editor Search
The MAA is seeking a new Editor for the College Mathematics Journal.More.
MAA Books Blog
Look for news, features, and updates from the MAA Books Department on our weekly blog.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
From Frank Morgan (Williams College), an annotated list of research programs available for undergraduate students (article). Also available: "Elements of a Good NSF REU Proposal."
Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite
A recorded webinar from Maplesoft introduces the Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite.
Application Deadlines for the MAA Grant Programs
Deadlines for the MAA grant programs are approaching. Please check Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grants, Women inMath and Underrepresented Minorities in Math (Applications due February 12, 2012), as well as National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (Applications due February 24, 2012) for application details.
Scholarships of the Actuarial Foundation
We will soon announce the availability of applications for the 2012-2013 scholarships. To learn more about all four of the Foundation's scholarships, click here.
"Kepler: The Volume of a Wine Barrel"
A new article in Loci: Convergence, "Kepler: The Volume of a Wine Barrel," contains animations of ideas that became important in differential and integral calculus to share with your students. Article.
The Startling Unity of Discrete Mathematics
Did you miss Ezra Brown's MAA Distinguished Lecture "The Many Names of (7,3,1) and the Unity of Discrete Mathematics"? Listen to the full audio of the presentation and see Brown's slides. Special thanks to John Travis (Mississippi College) for creating this slideshow.
Patterns? What Patterns?
Keith Devlin tackles the notion of mathematics as the science of patterns in his January column. Blog.
First, Do No Harm
David Bressoud discusses remediation in his January Launchings column. Blog.
Herbert S. Wilf, Past Editor-in-Chief of the Monthly, Dies at 81
Herbet S. Wilf, University of Pennsylvania Thomas A. Scott Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and former Editor-in-Chief of The American Mathematical Monthly, died January 7. Article.
2011 Chauvenet Prize Article Now Online
Dennis DeTurck, Herman Gluck, Daniel Pomerleano, and Shea Vela-Vick's award-winning article "The Four Vertex Theorem and Its Converse" is now available on the MAA website. Article.
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