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Mathematics of Sustainability Chosen as Theme of MAM 2013

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Mathematics Awareness Month

Mathematics Awareness Month

April is Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM), and members of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics selected mathematics of sustainability as the theme.

Being human means continually balancing our needs with the world’s resources while operating within the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and is used by mathematicians and practitioners in a wide range of fields to seek creative solutions for a sustainable way of life. Society and individuals will need to make challenging choices; mathematics provides us with tools to make informed decisions.

Activities for MAM are organized on local, state, and regional levels by college and university departments, institutional public information offices, student groups, and related associations and interest groups. Visit the Mathematics Awareness Month website to submit an activity or view this year’s events and celebrations.

You also can order full-size copies of the poster by mail or online. The cost is $1 for each poster. Mail orders may be sent to ASA Marketplace, American Statistical Association, 732 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Order online at the ASA Marketplace.

Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics through written materials and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.

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