With the Math in the Media program from the American Mathematical Society, you can stay up-to-date with math in current events and get ideas for classroom activities. The site has two components:

  • Digests of Math in the Media: Every month, we publish a set of digests of recent news stories involving math. Each digest consists of a summary of the news story accompanied by classroom activities that will help students practice the math concepts discussed in the news.
  • Tony Phillips’ Take on Math in the Media: These monthly columns take a deeper dive into recent developments in the world of mathematics as reflected in the press and in non-mathematical scientific journals.

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If you see a news article that you think should be featured in Math in the Media, or if you have any other suggestions, email outreach@ams.org.

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