Celebrating Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

It’s finally April, which can only mean one thing…

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MASAM) is here!

The effort began in 1986 as Mathematics Awareness Week, as proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan. Since then, Mathematics Awareness Week has expanded to the entire month of April and includes statistics!

The inclusion of statistics is due in part to the rapid growth of statistics jobs, “statistician” being named a top job in America, and the diverse range of fields where statisticians work!

As we celebrate this month, be sure to stay up to date on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Here are a few resources for teachers and students to kick off MASAM:

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MASAM) is an initiative from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, a partnership between the American Mathematic Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the American Statistical Association to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics.

What are you doing to celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month? Tell us on Twitter by tagging us @ThisIsStats and using #MathStatMonth.

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