# Math Awareness Month

Each year, the month of April is designated the Mathematics Awareness Month by

- The American Mathematical Society
- The American Statistical Association
- The Mathematical Association of America
- The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

to recognize the importance of mathematics.

In 2014 the theme of Math Awareness Month is **Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery**.

## Activities at Texas A&M University

- The Freshman/Sophomore Math Contest.

**Math Mini Fair**: Saturday, April 12, 2014, Blocker Building.

# Math Fair — Saturday April 12, 2014

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

### Free Parking 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.

**Planned Activities**

9:00-9:15 | Registration (Blocker lobby) |

9:15-9:30 | Welcome and Overview: Dr. Paulo Lima-Filho (BLOC 166) |

9:30-10:30 | Talk by Distinguished Professor Peter Kuchment (BLOC 166) |

10:30–12:00 | Problem Solving Contests (BLOC 166) |

10:30–12:00 | Mathematical Games and Activities (BLOC 163 and BLOC 148) |

10:30–11:25 | Movie: Between the folds (link is to the movie trailer on
YouTube). (BLOC 164) |

11:25–12:10 | Movie: Hard Problems (link is to the movie trailer on
YouTube). (BLOC 164) |

12:00–12:30 | Pizza Lunch (BLOC 148) |

12:30-1:30 | "Some simple card tricks and universal cycles" : Talk by Dr. Jacob White (BLOC 166) |

1:30–2:00 | Contest Awards (BLOC 166) |

2:00–5:00 | After Hours: Eleusis Competition (BLOC 148) for those interested, both kids and adults. Eleusis Rules |

## Here are the problems and solutions from the 2011/2012 Problem Solving Contests:

- 2013 Grades K-2:problems,solutions
- 2013 Grades 3-4:problems,solutions
- 2013 Grades 5-6:problems,solutions
- 2013 Grades 7-9:problems,solutions
- 2012 Grades K-4: problems, solutions.
- 2012 Grades 5-7: problems, solutions.
- 2012 Grades 8-12: problems, solutions.
- 2011 Grades K-4: problems, solutions.
- 2011 Grades 5-7: problems, solutions.
- 2011 Grades 8-12: problems, solutions.

## 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

## Previous Years

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