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Math Horizons

Math Horizons is a vibrant and accessible forum for practitioners, students, educators, and enthusiasts of mathematics, dedicated to exploring the folklore, characters, and current happenings in mathematical culture.

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The contents of current and past issues of Math Horizons (1993 to present) can be browsed on JSTOR (login not required).

As new issues appear, their tables of contents will be available here:

2017 - February 

2016 - February | April | September | November

2015 - February | April | September | November

2014 - February | April | September | November

2013 - April | September | November


Aftermath essays appear in every issue of Math Horizons, and are also collected on the blog of the same name. The essays are intended to be editorials and do not necessarily reflect the views of the MAA.

Sample Articles

Sample articles from Math Horizons are available here.


Such supplemental information as solutions for contests, contest winners, editorials, and other reader responses to Math Horizons articles is available here.

Award-Winning Articles

The Trevor Evans Awards, established by the Board of Governors in 1992 and first awarded in 1996, are presented by the Mathematical Association of America to authors of exceptional articles that are accessible to undergraduates and published in Math Horizons. The awards are named for Trevor Evans, a distinguished mathematician, teacher and writer at Emory University. The award is $250. See past winners.

Information for Authors

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically to editor David Richeson ( If submitting by mail, please send a hard copy to:

David Richeson
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Dickinson College
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

For further information visit our Instructions for Authors page.

Submissions to the Problem Section

The Playground features problems for students at the undergraduate and (challenging) high school levels. All problems and/or solutions may be submitted to our Problem Section editor, Gary Gordon, at the following address:

Gary Gordon
Mathematics Department
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042

Electronic submissions (preferred) may be sent to  Please include your name, email address, school affiliation, and indicate if you are a student.  If a problem has multiple parts, solutions for individual parts will be accepted.  Unless otherwise stated, problems have been solved by their proposers.


Both MAA members and non-members can purchase print subscriptions to Math Horizons. Departmental subscriptions bundle 20+ subscriptions at the cost of $11 each. 

To subscribe to Math Horizons, fill out and mail a subscription form or contact the MAA Service Center:

MAA Service Center
Washington, D.C. 20090-1112
P: (800) 331-1622
P: (301) 617-7800 (international calls)
F: (301) 206-9789


We welcome your comments, criticisms, and suggestions. Or perhaps you want to pitch an idea for an article before you begin. Contact the editor directly by e-mail.


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