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H.Res. 1270 (111th): Expressing support for Mathematics Awareness Month.

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 22, 2010 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

Source: GPO

IV

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 1270

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

April 22, 2010

RESOLUTION

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—

(1)

supports the goals and ideals of Mathematics Awareness Month;

(2)

encourages colleges, universities, and other organizations to hold events to honor Mathematics Awareness Month; and

(3)

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,

Clerk.