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About MAA

WHO WE ARE

The MAA Headquarters in Washington, DC in 1921 and today.    Source: Library of Congress

The Mathematical Association of America is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We further the understanding of our world through mathematics because mathematics drives society and shapes our lives. 

The mission of the MAA is to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world.

Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; STEM professionals, and many others in academia, government, business, and industry. We welcome all who are interested in the mathematical sciences.

MAA's core values are:

  • Community
    • Cultivates participation in mathematics through outreach and partnership.
    • Strengthens community through collaborative activities for mathematics professionals, students, and enthusiasts at all levels.
  • Inclusivity
    • Advocates inclusivity and celebrates diversity by promoting mathematics for all.
    • Broadens access to mathematics through initiatives to engage diverse audiences.
  • Communication
    • Advances creative discoveries in mathematics and communicates them to the world.
    • Communicates the role of mathematics in a changing society.
  • Teaching & Learning
    • Fosters the open exchange of ideas about the teaching and learning of mathematics.
    • Develops and promotes research-based instructional resources and practices.

We support the mission and core values through outreach, programs, meetings, competitions, and publications, as well as national committees and 29 regional sections.

Vision 

We envision a society that values the power and beauty of mathematics and fully realizes its potential to promote human flourishing.

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