Grades 9-12: Recognizing National Mathematics Awareness Month

April 7, 2014 Lindsey Graff

The theme of National Mathematics Awareness Month, 2014 is Mathematics, Magic and Mystery. Each day in April, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) will reveal a short video introducing a theme-related activity, along with materials to support instruction at varying levels. The activities will align with one of the images on the theme poster (download a .pdf of this poster here.)


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Classroom Application Idea:

Print a poster-sized copy of the themed poster using the Perfecta and invite students to complete one or more activities as a challenge!

In addition to the Math Awareness Month poster, AMS offers a variety of other posters that promote careers in mathematics for college-bound students.

Classroom Application Idea:
Display the Women in Mathematics or Careers poster. Introduce to students some of the careers that they can pursue with a degree in mathematics. Careers include: urban designer, underwriter, actuary, banker, statistician, and many more.

Have each student select one career to research. Research questions include:

  • What does this job entail?
  • What is the work environment like?
  • What level of education is required?
  • What is the median pay?
  • What is the job outlook?

The following resources provide students access to this information:


When finished, have students give a 3-5 minute presentation to the class about the career they researched.

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