Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Math Awareness Month 2009

Math Awareness Month is held each year in April. The goal of MAM is to increase public awareness and understanding of mathematics. This year's theme is Mathematics and Climate. Many areas of mathematics help scientists to better understand oceans, the atmosphere, and polar ice caps. Researchers are trying to find answers to questions such as: How long will summer Arctic sea ice survive? Are hurricanes getting more intense? How much will sea level rise as ice sheets melt? Mathematics and Climate are very relevant to our world today, so join me as we explore these important issues!