# Student Resources

#### The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) offers a wealth of educational resources for students from K-12 to graduate levels.

Discover how MAA can help you enhance your math knowledge, develop new skills, and advance your academic and career goals. Use the search function or browse by topic with the buttons below to find exactly what you need. Ready to get started?

## For Higher-Ed Students

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About the Workshops The PIC Math Workshops on Data Science were aimed at mathematics and statistics faculty members with little or no experience in data science. The workshops were held on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, from May 29-June 2, 2017, and from June 18-22, 2019. The workshops were supported by PIC Math which is...

Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences (PIC Math) PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. The PIC Math program aims to: A strong component of PIC Math involves students working as a group on a semester-long undergraduate research problem from business,...

James Tanton takes viewers through this question from the 2011 MAA AMC 10 B Competition. Appropriate for the 10th grade level, this question covers the topic of the circumference of a circle formula in Geometry. Common Core State Standards (CCSS): A-SSE.2; 7.G.4 Read the Curriculum Burst essay that goes with this question here: Walking the...

It is fun to be quirky and push ideas to the edge! Taking the parameters of a problem to an extreme can give insight to the workings of the situation described. And such insight can often illuminate a path for success. Read more about this strategy here: Problem-Solving Strategy #10: Go to Extremes Find other...

No one enjoys hard computation or a tedious grind through formulas and equations. Brute-force work should be undertaken only as a last resort! Do what a mathematician does - think very hard first to devise a creative, elegant approach that avoids hard work! Read more about this strategy here: Problem-Solving Strategy Essay #9 Avoid Hard...

## For K-12 Students

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One can often identify to which topic a challenge belongs – this question is about right triangles; this question is about repeating decimals – but still have no clue as to how to start on the challenge. What should you do? Engage in successful flailing! Think about everything you know about right triangles or repeating decimals....

If a curriculum or textbook problem is staged, then use that to your advantage! Read more about this strategy here: Problem-Solving Strategy Essay #8: Second-Guess the Author Find other problem-solving strategies you can use on the MAA American Mathematics Competitions and other competitions here.