The Math is Everywhere Learning Project
Due – Friday, April 5, 2019
All too often math is seen as a subject that is a world of its own, isolated from the humanities and other subjects. Math is not just a class but a topic that constantly impacts our decisions. Math can help us to shop wisely, read maps, buy the right car, use the right computer font, cook a delicious meal, remodel a home within a budget, or develop the next mobile app. In reality, mathematical concepts can be found in our everyday lives--math is used everywhere!
How has mathematics played a role in your everyday life? The Math is Everywhere Project, founded by Professor Shenglan Yuan of LaGuardia Community College, focuses on bringing faculty and students together to conduct research projects that demonstrate the often surprising connections between mathematics and other subjects. One major goal for this project is to open the door for interdisciplinary dialogue by showing the many places that math is found, those in non-math areas will learn of its importance, and math majors and instructors can learn how the math they teach is used elsewhere.
The first place team will win a prize of $1000
The second place team will win a prize of $750
The third place team will win $500
We will also have a prize category for teams whose projects use mathematics below calculus. More information on this prize category will be announced soon.
We welcome your questions and will be happy to work with interested students and instructors on the development of their proposals. Please contact Professor Glenn Henshaw at email@example.com with any questions.
Math is Everywhere is sponsored by The Co-Curricular Funding Initiative from The Division of Student Affairs