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Algebraic Roots – Part 2 - What does it mean to “do algebra”? In Part 1, published here last month, I described how algebra (fr
What does it mean to “do algebra”? In Part 1, published here last month, I described how algebra (from the Arabic al-Jabr) began in 9th Century Baghdad as a way to approach arithmetical problems in a systematic way that scale...
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Embrace Mistakes - By Eduardo Briceño Mistakes can be frustrating, embarrassing, and disheartening, which may lead us t
By Eduardo Briceño Mistakes can be frustrating, embarrassing, and disheartening, which may lead us to always want to avoid them. But avoiding mistakes keeps us from taking on challenges we can learn from. If we’re inside ...
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MAA MathFest 2016 Registration is Now Open! The annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the largest summertime gathering of mathematicians. This year’s meeting will be held in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
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Theorem: You are exceptional - “Everyone excels at something.” We hear it all the time, usually said to console someone who is mise
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The more we learn, the more we advance
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A Good Luck Message to AMC 10/12 Participants from James Tanton, MAA's Mathematician-at-Large http://ow.ly/XGuyQ #mathed
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Do your kids find learning math hard? There may be an app for that!
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Algebraic roots – Part 1 - Fig. 1: A problem from the first ever algebra textbook.The first ever algebra text book was written
Fig. 1: A problem from the first ever algebra textbook. The first ever algebra text book was written in Baghdad around 830CE, by the Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, our modern word “algebra” coming from ...
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The Math Myth that permeates “The Math Myth” - March 1 saw the publication of the book The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions, by Andrew Hacker. M
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Equity in Mathematics - A guest post by Beth Burroughs, Montana State University You might have noticed a recent flurry of a
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The Law of the Broken Futon - By Ben Orlin  Try asking random adults about their math education. They refer to it like some sort o
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Math Autobiography - Want to know one of my favorite assignments that I have ever given my students? Want to know learn a
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Life inside an impossible Escher figure - When the M.C. Escher inspired puzzle video-game Monument Valley came out last year, I knew I had to
When the M.C. Escher inspired puzzle video-game Monument Valley came out last year, I knew I had to check it out. The more so when it started getting rave reviews and winning awards. But with so many other things to hold my a...
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I don’t see a player learning any new mathematics.

It's a game that requires facility with a system of formal, deterministic, but unintuitive rules to solve puzzles that seem at first glance to be impossible.  No, that doesn't sound like mathematics at all.
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The largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level.
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The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry. We welcome all who are interested in the mathematical sciences.

The mission of the MAA is "to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level." More about our mission can be found here