What Is MAA MathFest?
MAA MathFest draws mathematicians from all over the world who come together to celebrate mathematics.
MAA MathFest 2016 officially opens with the Grand Opening Reception in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, August 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mathematical sessions will run Thursday, August 4, through Saturday, August 6.
MAA MathFest will conclude on Saturday evening with a Closing Banquet, to which all attendees are invited (advance registration and tickets required).
MAA MathFest has an in-depth, informative schedule with a series of quality mathematical programs suitable for university faculty, high school teachers, graduate and undergraduate students as well.
Mathematicians from across the globe attend MAA MathFest to network with their peers, see the latest research, and celebrate mathematics. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn something new at our summer meeting, which features lectures from leading mathematicians, informative sessions, and illuminating minicourses.
These invited addresses are just some of the stimulating and informative topics for 2016
Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture Series
The main message of the 2016 Hedrick Lectures is that “abstract algebra” is a misnomer: for those with eyes to see - groups, rings, and fields are everywhere.
Inquiry, Encouragement, Home Cooking (And Other Boundary Value Problems)
Explore a personal approach to stumbling into inquiry-based learning and a celebration of food
Immersion in Mathematics via Digital Art
Holdener examines her recent venture into digital art with the creation of a mathematical artwork titled “Immersion”.
Zombies & Calculus: A Survival Guide
Learn how calculus can help you to defeat the zombie hordes. The lecture room will be certified a safe haven for the duration of the talk.
Explore mathematical magic tricks using cards, calculations, and combinatorics! Sometimes the underlying mathematical secret is just as interesting as the magic trick itself.
Understanding Geometry (and Arithmetic) through Cutting and Pasting
When geometric objects are actually algebraic, then cutting and pasting tells you far more than it does in “usual” geometry.
Harmonic Analysis and Additive Combinatorics on Fractals
A plane is flat; a sphere is curved. Both are smooth, well behaved surfaces on which one can define measure and integration.
Urban Analytics: The Case for Smart Parking
Hampshire presents his results of solving the problem of harmful air pollution and costly gas using queueing theory, stochastic processes, statistics including the Rao-Blackwell theorem, optimization and machine learning.
Combinatorics - The Mathematics That Counts
Wilson illustrates the nature and uses of combinatorics by means of a number of entertaining problems.
Mathematical Sense and Nonsense outside the Classroom: How Well Are We Preparing Our Students to Tell the Difference?
Megginson proposes a three-category classification of types of fallacious mathematical arguments that have been used to try to convince the public of the wisdom of a policy decision or the safety of a new product.
Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities
MAA MathFest offers exhibitors and sponsors an excellent opportunity to generate brand awareness, lead generation, and product sales among the mathematical community. Last year, the Centennial Celebration at MAA MathFest attracted 2,500 attendees. Sessions included noted speakers, contributed paper lectures, minicourses, and student activities.
- National Security Agency
- Princeton University Press
- American Institute of Mathematics
- Basic Books
- Springer Nature
- Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education
- Lancaster ISD STEM
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- American Mathematical Society
- Oxford University Press
- Hawkes Learning
- National Association of Math Circles
- Math in Moscow
- American Association of Two Year Colleges
- Cambridge University Press
- Castle Point Learning Systems LLC
- McGraw-Hill Education
- National Science Foundation
- Taylor & Francis Group
- Think Through Math
- Wiki Education Foundation
- Worldwide Center of Mathematics