Mathematics Awareness Week 1996

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Resources for Math and Decision Making:
Articles Previously Published

Articles Previously Published

Home for the Holidays
A feature article from the December 1995 issue of OR/MS Today. The subject: "Truckload motor carriers must balance drivers' needs with customer requirements, a difficult problem during the holidays. More carriers are turning to optimization techniques to solve the dilemma."

How Numbers are Tricking You
"The statistics that fill the media are often subtly misleading. Here's a guide to the most common types of errror." An article from the October 1994 issue of Technology Review.
Mathematics and Common Sense: What Is Their Relationship?
Philip Davis addresses this issue in his commentary, which appeared previously in SIAM News, Nov. 1995.

SIAM's Math That Counts
Math That Counts is a continuing series of articles in SIAM News based on results in applied and computational mathematics research that have led, for example, to increased productivity, improvements in product design, and solutions to problems related to health and the environment.

Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics through written materials and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.