MAM 2016

Mathematics Awareness Month
** April 1999 **

Mathematics Awareness Month at
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Reston VA


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In celebration of Mathematics Education Month, NCTM holds its annual World's Largest Math Event (WLME) promoting the beauty and utility of mathematics in everyday life. Students around the world will engage in rich, problem solving activities using NCTM's WLME activity booklet. Teachers may use activities as presented, or they can tailor the activities to meet specific classroom needs. NCTM's World's Largest Math Event celebrates mathematics and mathematics teaching and is the highlight event of Mathematics Education Month. Begun in 1995 in celebration of NCTM's 75th anniversary, WLME has grown into an annual event with partici- pation estimated at approximately 1 million students. Get involved in the World's Largest Math Event 5: 30 April 1999! The fifth annual World's Largest Math Event (WLME 5) is slated for 30 April 1999 with the theme "The Power of Nature." This year's theme encourages students to explorenatural forces that affect humankind--including phenomena such as hurricanes, earth- quakes, and snowstorms--and the mathematics that underlies their study.