April 1, 2022
With the Math in the Media program from the American Mathematical Society (AMS), teachers can stay up-to-date with math in current events and get ideas for classroom activities. The site has two components: Digests of Math in the Media and Tony Phillips’ Take on Math in the Media.
Every month AMS publishes a set of digests of recent news stories involving math. Each digest consists of a summary of the news story accompanied by classroom activities that will help students practice the math concepts discussed in the news.
Tony Phillips’ monthly columns take a deeper dive into recent developments in the world of mathematics as reflected in the press and in nonmathematical journals.
Plus: For teachers who are looking for more resources related to mathematics for their classroom, the AMS provides Mathematical Moments, a series of posters that promote appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. Teachers can browse the latest Mathematical Moments online or listen on iTunes.