# April 2008: Math Awareness Month at

Texas A&M University

## About Math Awareness Month

Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the
American Mathematical Society, the
American Statistical
Association, the Mathematical
Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics. In the
year 2008 the theme of the Awareness Month is **Math and
Voting**.

## Planned activities:

- Math Mini Fair: Sat April 19th,
Blocker
Building, room 120, unless noted otherwise.
9:00-9:30 Registration and Refreshments 9:30 Opening 9:35-12:45 Mathematical Games and Exhibits, room 114; Computer Activities, room 125 9:00-11:00 Final round of the Math Talent Search, room TBD 10:00-11:00 Problem Solving Contest for students of all grades and parents 11:15-11:45 Presentation by Peter Kuchment (Texas A&M) *Mathematics and Voting*12:00-12:30 Pizza Lunch; Screening of movie *Hypercube*(15min); rooms 114 and 12012:30-1:00 Presentation by Jay Walton (Texas A&M) *From Tiger Stripes to Bird Migration - Mathematical Modeling Nature's Patterns*1:00-1:30 Awards Here are some photos from the Fair:

- 3rd annual TAMU Integral Bee: Wed April 23rd, 7:30 PM in BLOC 158
- Special lectures (open to general
public):
- April 8th, Revolutions Cafe, Bryan, 7pm
- Sue Geller (Texas A&M)
- April 14th, Math Club Meeting, Blocker 627, 7pm
- Melanie Pivarski (Texas A&M) "The Math of Contra Dancing"
- Monday April 28th, Blocker 156, 6.30pm
- Zoran Sunic (Texas A&M) "Mathematics and Voting"

## Where:

Most activities are taking place in Blocker Building of Texas A&M University.This file was last modified on Monday, 28-Apr-2008 12:15:01 CDT.