Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
April marks an important month in education. This month we celebrate both Financial Literacy Month and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for schools to encourage students and their families to engage in learning that sets the foundation for a bright future. It is critical for students to be financially literate and to understand mathematics and statistics as important drivers in our current world. The Connecticut State Department of Education encourages districts, schools and informal education partners to promote this month by visiting the Financial Literacy Month and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month webpages. Together we can increase financial knowledge and appreciate the diverse applications of mathematics and statistics.
April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. Why? Both subjects play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems—internet security, sustainability, disease, climate change, the data deluge, and much more. Research in these and other areas is ongoing, revealing new results and applications every day in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, and business. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world, in which new systems and methodologies continue to become more complex. (Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, 2022)
Visit the Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month homepage to learn about the history of the month and to find resources and activities to engage students.
In recognition of Mathematical and Statistical Awareness month, Very Well Family has a variety of activities for students and families to celebrate the month.
ClassFlow identifies 10 Ways to Get Your Students Excited About Math Month!
Waterford.org recognizes how much math enriches our lives and provides research showing the advantages of early math skills as well as ideas to celebrate the month