Grades 9-12: Recognizing National Mathematics Awareness Month Blog Feature

By: Julia Cremin on April 7th, 2014

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Grades 9-12: Recognizing National Mathematics Awareness Month

VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

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.