Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month Resources

April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics.

Why? Both subjects play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems—internet security, sustainability, disease, climate change, the data deluge, and much more. Research in these and other areas is ongoing, revealing new results and applications every day in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, and business. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world, in which new systems and methodologies continue to become more complex.

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American Mathematical Society

  • Mathematical Moments
    Posters and interviews about applications of math in the real world
  • AMS Posters
    Collection of complimentary posters to inspire others, spark curiosity, and celebrate the mathematical sciences
  • Mathematical Imagery
    Mathematical artists create strong, stunning works in all media and explore the visualization of mathematics
  • Feature Column
    Essays spotlighting math that is useful, fun, inspiring, or startling
  • Math in the Media
    Stay up to date with math in current events and get ideas for classroom activities

American Statistical Association

  • Statistical Significance Series
    Developed by ASA sections and the Scientific and Public Affairs Committee, the Statistical Significance series highlights the contributions statisticians make to society, from healthcare and economy to national security and the environment.
  • Significance Magazine
    Significance is the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society, ASA and Statistical Society of Australia.
  • CHANCE Magazine
    CHANCE is designed for anyone interested in using data to advance science, education and society.
  • Virtual Science Fair
    Celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month by thinking statistically! Show off your skills and knowledge by participating in ASA's virtual science fair. Working independently or as a member of a team, spend the month investigating an interesting topic and submit a short video highlighting your process and results. Register to participate by 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 20, 2024.
  • Census at School
    Census at School is an international classroom project that engages students in grades 4-12 in statistical problem-solving. Students complete a brief online survey, analyze their class census results, and compare their class with random samples of students in the United States and other countries. Read more.
  • What’s Going On in This Graph?
    A free online weekly feature from ASA and New York Times Learning Network.

Mathematical Association of America

  • Math Careers
    Career resource center from MAA
  • Math Competitions
    The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle- and high-school students.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

  • SIAM News
    Newsjournal of SIAM
  • Research Nuggets
    Research Nuggets from SIAM News
  • Videos: What Is Math Used For?
    Curated YouTube playlist of videos about the uses of math
  • Careers in Math
    New application areas are constantly being discovered while established techniques are being applied in new ways and in emerging fields. Consequently, a wide variety of career opportunities are open to people with mathematical talent and training.
  • Math Matters, Apply It!
    Math Matters, Apply It! is an applied mathematics awareness campaign, created for anyone who wants to know more about the mathematics behind everyday life and the technologies we encounter. Currently, there are dozens of PDFs available to download and share below, and SIAM is in the process of producing more.