Celebrating Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
April 6, 2018
It’s finally April, which can only mean one thing…
Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month is here!
The effort began in 1986, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed Mathematics Awareness Week and has since grown to include statistics! The inclusion of statistics is due particularly to the rapid development of the field, data scientists being named the best job in America, and statisticians working across an even more diverse range of fields!
Here are a few resources for teachers and students to kick off the month:
- MASAM activities in your area
- April Amstat News highlight four individuals who have used their statistics skills and imaginations to snag sweet jobs
- National Education Association Lesson Plans
- Statistics Is For Everyone Video
- Data Scientist: Top Job In America
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