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MAA Math Alert - February 2011


Electronic Books Now Available from MAA
MAA is offering some of its newest titles electronically, allowing convenient access, portability, searchability, and flexibility of use.

MAA Updates Its Test for Calculus Readiness
A research-based modi­fication of the Calculus Readiness (CR) test that MAA introduced in 1980 has been added to the MAA/Maplesoft Placement Testing Suite (PTS). Full article.

MAA/Maplesoft Placement Testing Package Expands
A new research-based Calculus Concepts Readiness (CCR) examination highlights the expanded offerings of the MAA/Maplesoft Placement Test Suite (PTS) developed over the past two years. Full article.

New MAA Book
Hungarian Problem Book IV, translated and edited by Robert Barrington Leigh and Andy Liu, is now available in the MAA Bookstore.

Celebrate Pi Day 2011
It's getting close to everyone's favorite time of the year again. Send your Pi photos with a brief description to

Apply Now for the MAA NREUP Grant
Application deadline for the MAA National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program is February 25, 2011. Please check the program webpage.

Registration for 2011 Professional Enhancement Program workshop is now open

PREP workshops offer a wide range of options for you to work with colleagues from across the country to advance mathematics. To register for a PREP workshop, click here.

Featured Articles

Math and the Arts: A Mandelbrot Sunset
Read this sample article from the February 2011 issue of Math Horizons. Full article (pdf).

Why Publish with the MAA?
Don Albers, MAA books editorial director, outlines the benefits of publishing with MAA to authors and the mathematics community. Full article.

Move Your Lecture into the Digital Age
The latest Teaching with Tech column by Maria Andersen. Full article.

Bad Math, Bad Thinking
The BMI and DNA Identification Revisited: Keith Devlin's February column is about "the importance, in today's scientific, technological, and statistics-driven society, of clear thinking." Read more.

The Lure of the Dark Side

Doug Szajda writes about his transformation from a mathematician to a computer scientist in the latest Math Horizons Aftermath blog post. Full article.

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Publishing Date: 
February, 2011