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August 17, 2015
By Katharine Merow Mathematician Adrián Paenza (center) with the ambassador of Argentina, Cecilia Nah...
July 29, 2015
Undergraduates may struggle with math, but great math professors do more than drill content:  They spark interest...
July 22, 2015
This summer mathematicians from around the world will come to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-century event: the...
July 22, 2015
How can educators inspire more U.S. students to succeed in mathematics? Television star S. James Gates Jr., a self-...
July 14, 2015
Chiang Mai, Thailand: The six-person team representing the United States took first place at the 56th International...
July 06, 2015
The MAA is pleased to announce awards to be presented at  MAA MathFest 2015, August 5-8 in Washington,...
July 01, 2015
How many times can you fold a piece of paper to get to the moon? Mathematician and 2014 Leelavati Prize winner Adri...
June 25, 2015
Lynn Arthur Steen, who served as President of MAA in 1985-86, died on June 21, at age 74. He was Professor Emeritus...
May 27, 2015
The 12 winners have been announced for this year's United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the...
May 11, 2015
The U.S. team claimed second overall at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGOMO), which took place April...

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The Wrong Door, Or Why Math Gets a Bad Rap

By Katharine Merow

Mathematician Adrián Paenza (center) with the ambassador of Argentina, Cecilia Nahón and the executive director of MAA, Dr. Michael Pearson.

Imagine, says Adrián Paenza, someone who has never heard a piece of music. Not Beethoven. Not the Beatles. Not so much as “Happy Birthday.”

Beginning Faculty Receive the Mathematical Association of America’s Alder Awards for Teaching

Undergraduates may struggle with math, but great math professors do more than drill content:  They spark interest in mathematics. Three associate professors who have shown leadership in improving the teaching and learning of mathematics will receive the Henry L. Alder Awards for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at the MAA MathFest conference next week in Washington, DC.

Mathematical Association of America Celebrates Centennial at MAA MathFest

This summer mathematicians from around the world will come to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-century event: the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) centennial celebration at MathFest.

"The Centennial MathFest will be an historic opportunity to reflect on where we have been as a mathematical community and where we are going--in the mathematics we research, as well as the ways we champion mathematics to educate and serve society,” says MAA President Francis Su.

MAA MathFest Science-Policy Panel to Feature Gates, Holt, Manderscheid

How can educators inspire more U.S. students to succeed in mathematics?

Television star S. James Gates Jr., a self-described "simple country theoretical physicist," former Congressman Rush Holt, a five-time Jeopardy! winner who now heads the world's largest general scientific society; and Ohio State University's David Manderscheid will share their thoughts on advancing math literacy during a special science policy panel at MAA MathFest.

U.S. Team Takes First Place at International Mathematical Olympiad

Chiang Mai, Thailand: The six-person team representing the United States took first place at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The 2015 IMO was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from July 4 to 13.

2015 MAA Awards Recipients Announced

The MAA is pleased to announce awards to be presented at  MAA MathFest 2015August 5-8 in Washington, DC., our Centennial meeting. Awards will be presented

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