2013 MAA Awards Recipients Announced
Legacy of R. L. Moore Conference Pitches a Big Tent
When more than 200 participants came to the University of Texas at Austin for the 16th Legacy of R. L. Moore Conference's two days of plenaries, panels, and networking, inclusivity and community-building topped the priority list. Read more.
Susan Murphy Explains the Statistics behind Adaptive Medical Interventions
Susan Murphy introduced the MAA Carriage House crowd to a kind of sequential randomized trial currently informing clinical practice in the treatment of everything from ADHD to drug addiction. Readmore.
U.S. Contingent Headed to Colombia for IMO
Six high school students will travel to Santa Marta, Colombia, this month to represent the United States at the 54th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). See the team. The MAA-sponsored team will compete with 500 other students from 100 countries on July 21-28. Team Leader Zuming Feng of Exeter, NH, and Deputy Leader Po-Shen Loh of Pittsburgh, PA, accompany the boys. Results will be posted on the MAA webpage.
MAA MathFest Comes to Hartford July 31-August 3
Check out the program planned for the largest annual summertime gathering of mathematicians and start planning your days.
Comments Solicited in Advance of Town Meeting on Minority Participation in Mathematics
The 2013 MAA MathFest in Hartford will include a Town Meeting on Minority Participation in Mathematics (Thursday, August 1, 4-5). A website has been set up to get the conversation started before the town meeting, and to give voice to those unable to attend. Visit the website.
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.
Thank You to This Year's MAA Annual T-Shirt Design Contest Participants
Math Ed Matters: Try, Fail, Understand, Win
Posting after returning from the Legacy of R. L. Moore Conference, Dana Ernst and Angie Hodge pass on lessons they learned at the annual gathering of inquiry-based learning practitioners and enthusiasts. Read the post.
Can Kids Learn Algebra from Video Games?
Keith Devlin devotes his July column to discussion of the extent to which video games that develop students' ability to think algebraically help them succeed in the algebraic manipulation required of them in the classroom.
Launchings Addresses Teacher Evaluation
In the July installment of Launchings, David Bressoud tackles the contentious topic of how to measure teacher quality fairly and effectively.
Mathematical Communication Post Outlines Characteristics of Effective Presentations
In a June 25 post, Susan Ruff summarizes a list she has compiled of the characteristics of effective mathematics papers and talks.