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MAA Math Alert - March 2011

News and Views

MAA Sponsors Winning Team at Romanian Masters in Math & Science
The U.S team at the 4th AnnualRomanian Master of Mathematics & Sciences competition brought home the 1st place trophy. Full article.

3.141592. . . MAA Celebrates Pi Day 2011
Check out pi day activities, videos, and photos from our members of their pi day traditions.

MAA Past-President David Bressoud testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science on March 11, 2011
Read more and sign the petition to continue funding critical STEM research and education initiatives.

MAA Celebrates Women's History Month
View the full gallery of notable female mathematicians from our Women of Mathematics poster.


February/March 2011 MAA FOCUS
This month's issue is now available online.

Math Teachers' Circles Workshops
Math Teachers' Circles can be powerful vehicles for engaging middle school teachers in authentic mathematical experiences that will ultimately impact their understanding and teaching of mathematics. 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. For more details and to apply, please click here.

Registration for 2011 Professional Enhancement Program Workshops 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.

Registration and Housing for MAA MathFest 2011 Opens on April 1, 2011
More information is available at /mathfest/.

Applications for 2011-2012 Project NExT Fellows
Applications are now being accepted and are due by Friday, April 15, 2011. Application forms and instructions can be found here.

AMC Contests
The MAA's 2011 AMC 10 and AMC 12 contests were adminstered to thousands of high school students worldwide in February. Over 11,000 high-scoring students will be invited to compete in the second-level American Invitational Math Exam, held in March, on the way to the USA Mathematical Olympiad. Watch for results and statistics for all the AMC contests on the AMC webpage.

MAA Search for Executive Director and Treasurer
The Executive Committee of the Mathematical Association of America seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director to succeed Dr. Tina Straley, who will retire in December 2011 after twelve years of outstanding service. Read more.

The MAA is seeking candidates for the position of Treasurer on the Association's Executive Committee, to succeed John Kenelly and serve up to two five-year terms. Read more.

Featured Articles

"The End of Algebra?"
David Bressoud discusses Michael Shaughnessy's article "Endless Algebra--The Deadly Pathway from High School Mathematics to College Mathematics" in his March Launchings column. Full article.

"Was Cantor Surprised?"
Fernando Gouvêa looks at the circumstances and context of Cantor's famous remark, "I see it, but I don't believe it."Full article from the March American Mathematical Monthly.

"Learning Math with a Video Game"
Keith Devlin discusses the future of mathematics education video games in his March column. Full article.

DBIS Math Group Website Goes Live

Support Your Mathematics Community Today!

There's a new MAA-supported website devoted to highlighting mathematics in the news. Full article.

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Publishing Date: 
March, 2011