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MAA Math Alert - June 2009

News and Views

MathFest 2009 Registration Now Open
Join the MAA in Portland, Oregon August 5-8, 2009 for MathFest 2009!

2009 U.S.A. Mathematical Olympiad Winners Honored in Washington, D.C.
The winners of the U.S.A Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) were honored Monday, June 8 at the 38th annual USAMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner in Washington, D.C. Read More

2009 MAA Officer Election Results
The election for MAA officers concluded on May 29, 2009 and a total of 3,076 votes were cast. Click to see the winners. Read More

The Joys and Challenges of Staging Arcadia's Mathematics
On the evening of May 18, 2009, the MAA's Carriage House Conference Center was the venue for a lively, illuminating discussion of the mathematics underlying Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and the intricacies of mounting such a production. Folger Dramaturg Michele Osherow, cast member Erin Weaver-playing the role of young genius Thomasina-and Production Mathematics Consultant Manil Suri were on hand to discuss the play. Read More

Closing the Gender Gap in Mathematics
An analysis of contemporary data has provided new evidence discrediting the notion that females are innately less capable than males at doing mathematics, especially at the highest level. Read More


Featured Articles

Launchings by David Bressoud - AP Calculus: What We Know
This month's Launchings touches on some basic questions and answers regarding students that take AP Calculus in high school. Read More

How Euler Did It - Sums of Powers
Many people have been interested in summing powers of integers. Euler was more interested in how to do it simply. Read More

MAA Reviews
Check out eight new book reviews every week at MAA Online. Read More


New From the MAA

Visual Group Theory by Nathan Carter

Calculus Deconstructed by Zbigniew H. Nitecki

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Listen to past MAA Carriage House lectures and invited speaker previews.

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June, 2009

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