# 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 2015 the theme of Math Awareness Month is **Math Drives Careers**.

Activities at Texas A&M University:

Problem Solving Contests:

Pi Day of the Century — Saturday March 14, 2015

Math Fair — Saturday April 18, 2015

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

**Math Fair Schedule**

9:00–9:30 | Registration (Blocker lobby) |

9:30–9:45 | Welcome: Prof. Paulo Lima-Filho Overview: Prof. Robert Gustafson (BLOC 102) |

9:45–11:00 | Problem Solving Contests (BLOC 102) |

9:45–12:00 | Mathematical Art (BLOC 148) |

9:45–12:00 | Mathematical Games and Activities (BLOC 107 and 111) |

9:45–12:00 | Movies: "Counting From Infinity" and "Flatland" (BLOC 113) |

11:00–12:00 | Buzz contest led by Prof. Doug Hensley (BLOC 102) |

12:00–12:30 | Pizza Lunch (BLOC 102) |

12:30-1:00 | Presentation by Prof. Riad Masri: "Gaps between Prime Numbers" (BLOC 102) |

1:00–1:30 | Contest Awards (BLOC 102) |

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.

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

Photos from Math Fair 2014