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The SIGMAA program establishes and supports communities of colleagues who share a common interest that advances the MAA mission. Within these communities, members gain access to opportunities for networking, professional development, and discussion of issues relevant to the represented interest. In addition to enhancing interactions among their members, each SIGMAA facilitates interactions between their members and the greater mathematics community by providing resources and expert knowledge relevant to their special interests.

Membership in a SIGMAA requires an annual dues payment of $12 per group, in addition to your MAA membership. To learn more about an individual SIGMAA, click on a tab at the bottom of the page or visit the SIGMAA web pages using the links on the left. If you have any questions, email us at

SIGMAA Officer Handbook

Below are deadlines for mandatory annual elections and receipt of Annual Report.

September 25
October 8-22
 SIGMAA Officer Elections Open
October 15 

Below are deadlines for session proposals relevant to SIGMAAs.

October 15
MathFest Contributed Papers Proposals
October 31
MathFest Minicourse Proposals
December 15
  MathFest Panel & Workshop Proposals
January 31
MathFest SIGMAA Business Meeting and Guest Lecture Proposals


For detailed information on submitting proposals to organize events at MAA MathFest, see our Propose a Session Guidelines or contact MAA Associate Secretary Nancy Neudauer.

The deadline for submission of Annual Reports is October 15, to report on the preceding period of September 1-August 31. The purpose of this Annual Report is to collect information about the operation and activities of all the SIGMAAs (Special Interest Groups of the MAA) in an effort to establish a record for archival purposes. This information will be maintained by the MAA Communities Department and shared in a variety of forms with the SIGMAAs, various MAA administrative units, and with the MAA general membership. This effort will enable the Communities Department, along with the MAA Committee on SIGMAAs, to better serve the needs of SIGMAAs and their members as well as provide SIGMAAs an opportunity to share best practices, new ideas, and concerns.

Please use the link below to submit your Annual Report, due October 15. Respond as completely as possible, keeping in mind the objectives of this form mentioned above. 

Click here to submit your Annual Report.

Budget and Financial Reports

SIGMAAs should plan each year based on income from the previous year (see the FAQs above for more detailed information). Financial reports are sent annually from the MAA Communities Coordinator and are placed in the MAA SIGMAA Officers community library on MAA Connect. If your SIGMAA does not receive yours or needs an update, let us know.

Planning Events and Projects

For routine events within your budget (small receptions at a meeting, prizes given annually, etc.), we don’t need to know ahead of time. Just submit the proper forms for reimbursement.

For non-routine events or large projects, please submit a Project and Event Proposal Form.

The MAA Board of Directors has approved a proposal from the Committee on SIGMAAs to spend up to 50% of their budgets at non-MAA-sponsored events for a two-year trial period, specifically during 2024 and 2025. As with the current practice, plans for all SIGMAA expenditures require prior approval from the Communities staff.

Requesting Payments from SIGMAA Accounts

For payments going to people, use the MAA Reimbursement Form.

To request checks for other purposes, use the MAA Check Request Form.

Send all forms to or mail hard copies to MAA SIGMAAs, Attn: MAA Communities Coordinator, P.O. Box 90973, Washington DC, 20077.

The national office will administer all SIGMAA elections online each Fall. Elections are to run during the months of October or November and end before the MAA winter break. The approximate timeline for elections is below. If your SIGMAA cannot meet these deadlines, please let us know as soon as possible.

  • September 4 – Secretaries and Chairs receive an email reminder about election dates and procedures. 

  • September 25 – Deadline to send all candidate information to the MAA Communities Coordinator via the SIGMAA Officer Nomination Submission form. Please include titles of office, names of candidates, and brief bios, and email address (for membership verification).

  • October 3 – Deadline for non-member candidates to establish membership. All candidates will be checked for current membership in both the association and SIGMAA. Those candidates without current memberships will be contacted and requested to renew. Those candidates that do not reestablish their memberships will be removed from the ballot to keep all elections on schedule.

  • Once all memberships have been checked, a SurveyMonkey ballot will be created and sent to the Chair or Secretary for approval. The approved ballot will be sent to all members of the SIGMAA for voting. The ballot will remain open for two weeks.

  • October 8 – Ballots open.

  • October 22 – Last day to vote

  • October 23 – Election results will be submitted to the Chair. The Chair may then choose how to announce the results. Results should also be noted in the SIGMAA Officer spreadsheet.

  • All scheduled elections MUST take place, even in the event of an uncontested slate, and include the option for write-in candidates.

All SIGMAA Officers are required to have current membership with the Mathematical Association of America and the Special Interest Group in which they hold office. If you have any questions about an officer’s membership status, please email the MAA Communities Coordinator.

SIGMAAs are reviewed on a rotating four-year schedule by the MAA Committee on SIGMAAs. The review process is designed to ensure that SIGMAAs are providing value to their members and also to assist SIGMAAs in being effective. Full details on the SIGMAA review process can be found here.

At any time, a SIGMAA may make changes to its charter. To properly make these changes, the following rules must be observed:

  • Substantive changes must be sent to the Committee on SIGMAAs for approval before being voted on by the membership.
  • Any changes made to bring a SIGMAA’s charter in-line with the MAA’s model charter do not need to be voted on by the membership. Please note: this does not mean that the membership has to be excluded from such a vote, only that they aren’t required.
  • All changes need to be sent to the Committee on SIGMAAs, even after voting has occurred. They will then forward the proposed changes on to the Executive Committee of the MAA for final approval.

A sample charter to use as a template may be found here.

Membership and Mailing Lists

We can send you membership list of your SIGMAA at any time (note that it will not include email addresses). To request a list, either the Chair or Secretary of the SIGMAA should email Please note that these lists can include mailing addresses but cannot include email addresses. If your SIGMAA is sending out a hard-copy mailing, we are happy to suggest vendors, please reach out to

If you are an MAA member and would like to join a SIGMAA, call 1-800-331-1622 and we can update this for you. SIGMAAs are $12 per year. An MAA membership is required to participate in a SIGMAA. This type of update cannot be made through the website.

MAA Connect

MAA Connect is the new online community for members to connect, communicate and collaborate with peers. It’s your platform to share ideas, ask questions, and network. When you join a SIGMAA you are automatically admitted to the SIGMAA’s exclusive online community using MAA Connect. If you are a member and you do not receive digest emails, please reach out to our MAA Customer Service team using the “Contact Us” in the upper right corner of MAA Connect, or giving us a call at 1-800-331-1622. 

All SIGMAA Officers are added to the SIGMAA Officers group on MAA Connect. If you do not have access and believe you should, please reach out to MAA Communities

The full SPWG (Strategic Planning Work Group on SIGMAAs) report is in the members-only portion of the web.

  • Click here to login and view the report.

Learn About Each SIGMAA

The SIGMAA for Mathematics and the Arts fosters interest in the connections between mathematics and the arts. It promotes awareness, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary research on mathematically inspired art, the use of visualization in mathematics, and applying mathematics to analyze and enhance the creative process. The group encourages collaboration and publication in these areas, highlighting the artistic nature of mathematics.

BIG SIGMAA connects mathematicians from business, industry, government, academia, and students. It provides resources and a forum for those interested in applied mathematics, supports professional development, fosters industry-academic partnerships, and raises awareness of career opportunities in business, industry, and government for mathematicians.

BIO SIGMAA focuses on the pedagogy of mathematical and computational biology at the undergraduate level, supporting curriculum and faculty development and undergraduate research. It aims to enhance idea exchange and educational opportunities among students and faculty in these fields. This includes interaction with related departments like mathematics, computer science, and biology, as well as relevant institutions and organizations.

The mission of SIGMAA EM is to provide a forum for those interested in solving problems arising from environmental sources. SIGMAA EM also promotes awareness of environmental issues and especially the role that mathematics plays in analyzing such issues.

HOM SIGMAA’s mission is to offer a forum for those interested in the history of mathematics to meet, interact, exchange ideas, support each other, and promote awareness of mathematics’ historical background.

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) in Mathematics involves students gaining deep insights through collaborative activities. IBL SIGMAA unites practitioners and enthusiasts to share resources, encourage research, and promote IBL in Mathematics through discussions and professional development. This SIGMAA supports diverse classroom implementations and serves historically underserved populations.

The SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers aims to enhance the visibility and presence of math circles in the educational community. It supports MAA members interested in developing and running math circles, facilitating integration across all educational levels, from elementary students to high-level research mathematicians.

SIGMAA MKT is a community for those involved in the preparation and development of K-12 mathematics teachers. Our members teach courses or conduct research focused on designing, developing, and revising tasks and curricula for teaching mathematics in grades K-12. SIGMAA MKT explores questions like: What guides us in preparing and developing K-12 teachers? How do we improve their mathematical education? How do we build a professional community among mathematics faculty and K-12 teachers?

The mission of POM SIGMAA is to spark interest in the philosophy of mathematics within the broader mathematical community, inform members about key concepts, issues, and recent developments, and encourage research in this field.

SIGMAA QL aims to identify essential mathematical skills for quantitative literacy (QL) and develop innovative QL curricula. We assist colleagues in other disciplines to integrate QL into their courses and stimulate national dialogue on QL.

SIGMAA REC focuses on recreational mathematics, inspired by deep ideas hidden in puzzles, games, and other forms of play. We unite enthusiasts and researchers to share results and ideas, demonstrating the depth of mathematics in recreational activities. We welcome newcomers to explore and contribute to this fascinating branch of mathematics.

SIGMAA RUME’s mission is to foster research on learning and teaching undergraduate mathematics and to provide a support network for those involved in this area of study. SIGMAA RUME also welcomes those who teach secondary mathematics and those interested in research findings in undergraduate mathematics education.

The Sports SIGMAA supports and promotes MAA members’ interests in the connections between mathematics and sports, particularly in sports analytics. It encourages undergraduate involvement in sports-related research projects, develops instructional and assessment tools for learning mathematics and statistics, and promotes quantitative problem-solving within the context of sports.

The mission of the SIGMAA on Statistics and Data Science Education is to provide a forum for those interested in statistics education to meet, interact, offer support, and foster increased awareness of statistics and data science education.

The mission of SIGMAA TAHSM is to support MAA members interested in post-precalculus mathematics at the secondary school level. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas, fosters understanding within the MAA, increases dialogue between the MAA and high school teachers, and leverages members’ expertise to enhance mathematical opportunities for advanced high school students.

The purpose of UR SIGMAA is to promote and broaden participation in undergraduate research in mathematics by supporting faculty mentors and interested students. Key objectives include facilitating discussions among mathematicians and educators, promoting undergraduate research within the MAA, raising awareness of ongoing work, encouraging member involvement, providing development opportunities for faculty, and recognizing achievements in undergraduate research.

The mission of WEB SIGMAA is to educate members about using the Web for mathematics instruction, encourage and support projects using the Web for teaching, create an interactive community of MAA members interested in web-based instruction, and serve as a resource for all MAA members seeking to use the Web for undergraduate instruction.