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MAA Math Alert - October 2013


MAA Represented at "Sustainability Improves Student Learning" Convocation

Ben Galluzzo was among the speakers at a convocation at the National Academy of Sciences in September. The two-day event was the culmination of a national three-year initiative, "Sustainability Improves Student Learning." Read more.



Nominations for Selden Prize Due November 1

Nominations for the Annie and John Selden Prize for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education are due to Barbara Faires by November 1. Learn more.


Nominations for Dolciani Award Due November 1

Nominations for the Mary P. Dolciani Award, which recognizes a pure or applied mathematician who is making a distinguished contribution to the mathematical education of K-16 students in the United States or Canada, are due to Barbara Faires by November 1.

Applications for Dolciani Visiting Mathematician Position Due November 1

The MAA invites applications from those interested in serving as Dolciani Visiting Mathematician in the fall of 2014. Learn more.


Early Meetings Advance Registration Ends November 4

Register for the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore by November 4 and be included in a random drawing to select winners of complimentary hotel rooms. Register now


Nominations for Gung and Hu Award Due December 1

Nominations for the Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics, the most prestigious award for service offered by the MAA, are due by December 1, 2013Learn more.


MAA Minicourse Proposals Due December 31

All MAA members are invited to consider submitting proposals for MAA Minicourses. Proposals for the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2015 are due by December 31, 2013More.


Register for the American Mathematics Competitions

The 2013 AMC 8 will take place on Tuesday, November 19. The 2014 AMC 10/12 A will take place on Tuesday, February 4. The AMC 10/12 B will take place on Wednesday, February 19. Click here to create an AMC account to register for the competitions online using our new registration website. Also new this year and included in AMC registration is a K-12 Teacher Membership in the MAA. Learn more about the benefits of being a K-12 Member here.


Mobile Edition Available

Try out the new mobile edition of The American Mathematical Monthly and send your feedback to


Sustainability SmartBrief Keeps You Informed

MAA is pleased to offer members a complimentary subscription to Sustainability SmartBrief. You can view a sample issue of SmartBrief here. If you find the information to be valuable, activate your free daily subscription today.


MAA Blogs

Hodge Blows the Whistle

In a mid-September Math Ed Matters post, Angie Hodge explains how her math class is like a sports team. Read the post.


How Inquiry-Based Learning Affects Performance and Persistence

In the October Launchings, David Bressoud summarizes the results of a carefully controlled study of the effects of inquiry-based learning on persistence in mathematics courses and subsequent math performance. Read more.


Devlin Credits Technology and Teamwork

In the October installment of Devlin's Angle, Keith Devlin explains that he wouldn't have been able to launch two technology ventures in a single month were it not for his collaborators. Read the post


Publishing Date: 
October, 2013