Math Awareness Month
Each year, the month of April is designated the Mathematics Awareness Month by
to recognize the importance of mathematics. In 2012 the theme of the Awareness Month is What would you do with all this data? Activities at Texas A&M University

Math Mini Fair  Saturday April 21
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Free Parking in in unmarked, unnumbered spaces in lots 50 and 51. If you park in Northside Garage across from Blocker, you will have to pay the parking fee.
9:009:30  Registration and Refreshments (Blocker lobby) 
9:309:45  Welcome and Overview: Dr. Jean Marie Linhart (BLOC 166) 
9:45–11:00  Problem Solving Contest; grades K4, 57 and 812 (BLOC 166) 
9:45 –12:45 
Mathematical Art Room  enjoy and create! (BLOC 148) Mathematical Art Competition for K4, 57 and 812 Art may be made on site or brought in. Art for the contest must be complete by 11:00 am. Ideas for mathematical art are below 
9:45–12:45  Mathematical Games and Exhibits (BLOC 163) 
9:45–11:45  Movies: Flatland (link is to the movie trailer on
YouTube). (BLOC 169) Intermission Videos 
9:45–12:45  Videos and computer animations (BLOC 164) Playlist 
12:00–12:30  Pizza Lunch 
12:30–1:00  Presentation (BLOC 166):"Determining the number of congressional representatives each state gets then and now: How our founding fathers dealt with a fraction of a representative," by Dr. Janice Epstein 
1:00–1:30  Contest Awards (BLOC 166) 
Ideas for mathematical art
 Wikipedia's article on Mathematics and Art
 Fractal Art
 The Fibonacci numbers, which often appear in nature.
 The Fibonacci numbers are related to the golden ratio, which frequently appears in art and architecture. Here's even more information.
 Jill Zarestky from TAMU's math department teaches a class on Arts & Crafts & Maths. Check out the final project photos from 2010 and from 2009.
 Virtual Math Museum exhibit on Math and Art
 Mathematical poetry: blog on Mathematical Poetry, examples of mathematical poems, and there are many more if you want to search for them.
 Origami!
 Zen Tangles and more tangle patterns.
 You definitely shouldn't miss Vi Hart's Doodling in Math Class videos.
Here are the problems and solutions from the 2011 Problem Solving Contest:
Recommended links (internal)
 Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University
 TAMU Math programs for public schools
 A list of Enjoyable Books on Math and Science
 Entertain yourself with optical illusions
Recommended links (external)
 Math Awareness Month national website
 World's leading math prizes
 The American Math Competitions page
 PBS NOVA Math resources page
 Math in the Movies
 Magic of Math: Books on Math and Science for Students
 Math Puzzles and Fun links
 Encyclopedia of Mathematical Terms
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