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MAA Math Alert - March 2010

News and Views

Devlin Takes On Alice: To coincide with the recent major motion picture, Keith Devlin explores "The Hidden Math Behind Alice in Wonderland" in his March column. Read more

Meeting the Challenges of High School Calculus: "AP Calculus can also be as much a stumbling block as a stepping stone to a career in mathematics, science, or engineering," writes MAA President David Bressoud in his March Launchings column. Read the full column here.

Brie Finegold Blogs from AAAS: Brie Finegold, math graduate student and blogger, attended the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Links to her posts are available here.

Latest News from MAA Public Policy: This month the MAA launched its 2010 science policy advocacy program to strengthen federal support for undergraduate mathematics. A team of MAA members and staff presented several proposals to Members of Congress and their staff including support for the President's overall FY2011 budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF), which keeps pace with doubling the agency's budget by the year 2017. Read more.

MAA Reviews and Classroom Capsules Free Trial: For a limited time MAA is offering free access to MAA Reviews and Classroom Capsules.

MAA Celebrates Women's History Month: MAA is posting photographs and brief bios of notable female mathematicians from its Women of Mathematics poster. The complete 36" by 54" poster is available for free (plus the cost of shipping and handling). Order form here (pdf).

Pi Day 2010: MAA celebrated Pi Day (3/14/2010) with videos, puzzles, and a gallery of pi photos from members.

Math Book Makes the Final Six for Year's Oddest Book Title: Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina is one of six finalists for Britain's Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year. Full story here.

2010 Romanian Masters in Math: Results from the international competition, where the U.S. team placed third, are now online. Photos of the U.S. team in Romania can be found here.

New Contest for Students: The Committee on the American Mathematics Competitions announces a new contest, the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad, for students in 10th grade and below, beginning in April 2010. More info here.

Haven't Seen Hard Problems Yet? The MAA-produced documentary is playing on PBS stations across the country. Can't find your station on our list? Contact your local PBS station and ask them to put Hard Problems on their schedule.

New from the MAA

February/March 2010 Issue of MAA FOCUS Now Online: Check out the latest issue of MAA FOCUS here.

Register Now for 2010 Professional Enhancement Program: PREP workshops offer a wide range of options for you to work with colleagues from across the country to advance mathematics. The early registration discount expires soon, so be sure to check out the PREP website and reserve your place today.

MathFest 2010 Abstract Submission: MathFest will be held August 5-7, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and abstract submission is open here. The deadline for Contributed Paper submissions is April 30. The deadline for Student Paper submissions is June 12.

Online Interactive Textbook: The MAA's online interactive textbook, Calculus: Modeling and Application, 2nd. Edition
will be ready for distribution in time for the Fall 2010 semester. The text covers two semesters of single-variable calculus. The text material is freely available online until Fall 2010.

The MAA Spring 2010 Textbook Catalog Is Now Online: View the catalog here.

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Publishing Date: 
March, 2010