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Our mission is closely related to the mission of MAA, which is to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level. This mission is articulated in four major program goals:

  1. Education. Stimulate effective teaching, learning, and assessment in the mathematical sciences.
  2. Professional Development. Foster scholarship, professional development, and a spirit of association among mathematical scientists.
  3. Students. Enhance the interests, talents, and achievements of all individuals in the mathematical sciences, especially of members of underrepresented groups.
  4. Public Policy. Influence institutional and public policy through effective advocacy for the importance, uses, and needs of the mathematical sciences.

JOMA addresses the first two goals directly, word for word. Through publication of active learning materials that students can use online or offline, relevant student interests are also addressed. And, as a component of MathDL, JOMA plays a role in influencing public perceptions of mathematics, thereby having an indirect influence on policy as well.

For a more detailed description, click the "About JOMA" link at the left.

"Mission," Convergence (June 2004)