Huntington Learning Center is celebrating Mathematics and Statistical Awareness Month in April 2017, an annual event that recognizes the importance of mathematics and its applications and developments in specific areas.
Huntington joins schools, educators, colleges, universities, communities and others to celebrate mathematics as an integral part of everyday life. Math is the building block for many essential careers and plays a central role in some of the world’s greatest innovations. In the past year alone, we’ve seen technological advancements that are changing the way we live—from smart robots to genetic engineering to artificial intelligence—all of which are examples of math in action. This month, we pay special attention to math’s many applications in solving real-world problems large and small.
Parents can join their efforts this month and year-round by helping their children recognize math’s important uses and put it into practice in their daily lives. Here are some suggestions:
Mathematics Awareness Month began in 1986 when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation to establish National Mathematics Awareness Week. This annual celebration is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial Applied Mathematics. In 2017, the name of the holiday was changed to Mathematics and Statistical Awareness Month.
To learn more about Mathematics and Statistical Awareness Month, visit www.mathaware.org