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MAA Math Alert - August 2013

News

U.S. Team Takes Third at International Mathematical Olympiad

The United States placed third behind China and South Korea at the 54th International Mathematical Olympiad. Read more

 

Stephen Kennedy Takes Over as Book Acquisitions Editor

As of August 1, 2013, Stephen Kennedy has assumed the role of book acquisitions editor for the MAA. Read more.

 

New MAA Website Live

The new MAA website went live in mid-July. Check it out.

 

Announcements

Mobile Edition of The American Mathematical MonthlyAvailable

The August/September issue of The American Mathematical Monthly is the first issue of an MAA journal for which a mobile edition is available. Try it out and send your feedback tokmerow@maa.org

 

Funds Available to Pay Travel Expenses to ICM 2014 in Seoul, Korea

The American Mathematical Society has applied to the National Science Foundation for funds to permit partial travel support for U.S. mathematicians attending the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians August 13-21, 2014, in Seoul, Korea. Learn more.

 

Job Seekers Can Post Resumes Free of Charge

MAA Math Classifieds gives job seekers the opportunity to get their mathematical credentials in front of interested employers. Search jobs. Post a resume. Set up an email job alert.

 

Special Issue of the CMJ to Feature Papers on Games

The September issue of The College Mathematics Journal, a full-color compendium of papers about the mathematics of games from Set and mancala to Chomp and Boggle, will soon be available for individual sale. 

 

Features

Don't Disrupt Dana's Mojo

In a late July Math Ed Matters blog post, Dana Ernst describes a revelation he had at a recent inquiry-based learning workshop about how his personality affects the teaching methods he adopts. Also check out Angie Hodge's kickoff of Math Ed Matters coverage of MAA MathFest 2013.

 

Mathematicians Can't Dodge Moral Questions, Says Devlin

In the August Devlin's Angle, Keith Devlin argues that mathematicians must all address the morality-of-possible-applications question about their work.

 

Launchings Reports on the Effects of Calculus in High School

David Bressoud returns to the MAA Calculus Study for the August installment of Launchings, describing findings related to how taking calculus in high school affects performance in a college calculus setting.

 

Card Colm Looks Forward and Back

In the June edition of Card Colm, Colm Mulcahy previewed some MAA MathFest offerings and followed up on a few topics covered in past columns. 

Publishing Date: 
August, 2013

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