# Mathematics Awareness Month

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For those who don’t know, April happens to be Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM). According to the MAM website, “Mathematics Awareness Month is held each year in April. Its goal is to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics.” The organization which sponsors this month is the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which “is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.”

Each year has an appropriately labeled theme, and this year is no different. 2006 is the year of Mathematics and Internet Security. There are a few links to articles related to math and internet security on the website, including topics such as internet voting, public key cryptography, internet password security, computer viruses, and secure data storage. So if you fall into the category of people who doesn’t understand what math does in the real world, read some of this stuff. There is no escape from math, MWAHAHAHAHA!

The website for MAM can be found here.

Happy Mathematics Awareness Month Everyone!