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Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023

From American Statistical Association:

Mathematics Awareness Month began in 1986 as Mathematics Awareness Week.  In 1986, activities concentrated on national-level events, such as opening an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution on mathematics and hosting a Capitol Hill reception. In 1999, Mathematics Awareness Week became Mathematics Awareness Month, held each year in April. Since that time, the focus has shifted to activities at the local, state, and regional levels. Over the years, the general purpose has consistently been to increase the visibility of mathematics as a field of study and communicate the power and intrigue in mathematics to a larger audience. Its goal is to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics. 

April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics.

Why? Both subjects play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems—internet security, sustainability, disease, climate change, the data deluge, and much more. Research in these and other areas is ongoing, revealing new results and applications every day in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, and business. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world, in which new systems and methodologies continue to become more complex.

We encourage colleges and universities—and also high-school departments, institutional public information offices, math clubs, and student groups—and related associations and interest groups to organize and host activities in April for Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. Past activities have included workshops, competitions, exhibits, festivals, lectures, symposia, department open houses, math art exhibits, and math poetry readings. Some years, elected officials have issued proclamations, frequently in connection with special meetings and events arranged to observe the month.

This year, due to the coronavirus forcing schools to close and making it difficult to gather, we encourage you to celebrate mathematics and statistics on social media. Share your favorite math books, games, T-shirt designs, posters, news stories, videos, and research using hashtag #MathStatMonth.

Official website


Other websites to check out:

National Math Festival

This is Statistics

Mathnasium – Carlington

Mathematical Association of America


April 1, 2023
April 30, 2023
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