H. RES. 1270
In the House of Representatives, U. S.,
April 22, 2010
Expressing support for Mathematics Awareness Month.
Whereas current educational and economic trends indicate that the demand for employees with a high-quality mathematics education could exceed the supply of individuals with such an education;
Whereas students who pursue a postsecondary education in mathematics have a broad range of career choices upon graduation;
Whereas Mathematics Awareness Month began in 1986 as Mathematics Awareness Week;
Whereas April 2010, is recognized as Mathematics Awareness Month;
Whereas the theme for Mathematics Awareness Month 2010, “Mathematics and Sports”, highlights uses for an education in mathematics across a broad range of subjects and helps to show students the role of mathematics in their everyday lives and interests;
Whereas mathematics is found in sports in the forms of measurement, time, computation, fractions, statistics, and probability; and
Whereas Mathematics Awareness Month encourages colleges, universities, and other organizations to hold events that draw and retain students to the field of mathematics: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
supports the goals and ideals of Mathematics Awareness Month;
encourages colleges, universities, and other organizations to hold events to honor Mathematics Awareness Month; and
supports increased public awareness and appreciation for the importance of mathematics at all levels of the educational system in the United States.
Lorraine C. Miller,