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Math Awareness Month 1997

MAW 97 at the University of Kansas

Kansas Proclamation of MAW (pdf)

Schedule of Events

April 20-26 The Best Use of "Mathematics and the Internet" Competition, grades 4-12. Deadline for entry, April 17.
April 20-26 Some math classes open to K-12 students. Call Mathematics Department for class schedules (913) 864-3651.
April 20-26 Math Computer Lab open to K-12 students 4:00-5:00 p.m., 455 Snow Hall.
April 20-26 Poster Competition grades K-3. "How you use math in your life." Deadline for entry, April 17.
April 21 A panel discussion and participant dialogue on math awareness at KU, presented by KU Faculty, 3:00-4:00 pm, 306 Snow Hall. Reception will follow in 406 Snow Hall.
April 22 Multimedia film and visit to the Sprint Network Center, KU math students, 9:00-12:00 a.m., Kansas City.
April 23 Students +Workshops =Success +Fun. "Math, Internet and Real Life Problems." Workshops for sixth graders from Deerfield, Hillcrest, Quail Run and Sunset Hill Elementary Schools, 9:00-11:30 am and 12:30-3:00 pm, Tour of the Telecommunications Labs, Nichols Hall, presented by KU Faculty and students
April 23 Math Competition for Junior High and High School students 5:00-6:00 pm, 306 Snow Hall. With reception at 4:30 p.m. in 406 Snow Hall
April 24 Honors Calculus II students and Atchison County Community High School students. "Calculus and Internet." 10:30-12:00, 554 Snow Hall.
April 24 Panel Discussion, "How KU Students Use the Internet for their Studies", presented by KU students, 5:00-5:30 pm, 120 Snow Hall.
April 24 Panel Discussion, "How Schools Use the Internet in Teaching", presented by K-12 teachers and parents, 5:30-6:30 pm, 120 Snow Hall. Reception will follow in 120 Snow Hall.
April 25 "3D Graphic File Formats and the Internet." Application to education, modeling and commerce." Tracy Atteberry, Inso Corp., Kansas City, 1:30-2:30, 306 Snow Hall. Open to public.
April 25 Awards Reception, 5:00 pm, 120 Snow Hall. Open to public. Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Edwards, Chief Scientist, Sprint. "The Use of Mathematics in the Telecommunications Industry."
April 29 Mathematics Department's Honors Banquet, 7:00 pm, Alumni Center.

Events Calendar

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.