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MAA Math Alert - April 2012

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April is Mathematics Awareness Month!
This year's theme is "Mathematics, Statistics, and the Data Deluge." Look for essays, posters, and more devoted to this theme.Article.

Students Selected to Participate in the USAMO and USAJMO
Approximately 270 highest scoring students on the combination of the AMC 12 contest in February 2012 and the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) in March 2012 have been invited to take the USA Mathematical Olympiad on April 24 and 25, 2012. Approximately 230 highest scoring students on the combination of the AMC 10 contest in February 2012 and the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) in March 2012 have been invited to take the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad also held on April 24 and 25, 2012. For the list of invitees and additional information, clickhere.

P21 Launches Math Skills Map
In honor ofNational Mathematics Awareness Month, thisnew resource from P21provides hands-on examples to help integrate Common Core & 21st Century Skills in the classroom with mathematics.Click here to learn more.

2012 T-Shirt Contest
Thanks to all who participated in MAA's annual "T-Shirt Design Contest." We received many creative entries this year which are currently being reviewed by our panel of judges. The top three entries will be posted onFacebookon April 23rd for our fans to vote on through May 7th. Be sure to vote for your favorite starting on Monday!

MAA FOCUSPosted Online
The April/May ofMAA FOCUSincludes the MAA MathFest program; how problems get into math competitions; and news on how few clues will do in sudoku.



Your MAA depends on you!
You rely on the MAA to learn and share new mathematics, to see and hear old mathematics in new contexts, to make professional connections, to improve teaching and learning, and to enjoy a mathematics community.Can we rely on your support to help advance collegiate mathematics?Please donate today.

Call for Papers: Abstract Submission for MathFest 2012
Click herefor more information on the contributed paper sessions. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30, 2012.Submit your abstracts here.

MAA MathFest Registration is Now Open
Early Bird registration ends May 11, 2012.Register Now and Save!

MAA Looks for a New Associate Treasurer
The Associate Treasurer, who serves for one or two five-year terms, chairs the Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is responsible for presenting an annual budget to the Executive Committee and to the Board.Click here for more information.

Application Deadline for the MAA Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences Program
Deadline for the MAA RUMC grant program is May 15, 2012.Click here for details and application instructions.

Math Teachers' Circles Workshops
The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) announces two workshops for teams of mathematicians and teachers who are interested in beginning their own Math Teachers' Circle.Click here for more information and to apply.

Featured Articles

Teaching and Instruction
In his AprilDevlin's Angle, Keith Devlinfocuses on mathematics behind music, dance, and television.Article.

MAA/NCTM Joint Position on Calculus
David Bressoud's AprilLaunchingscolumn discusses the recentMAA/NCTM Joint Position on Calculus.Article.

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Publishing Date: 
April, 2012