Tuesday, November 12, 2013

do you mu?

Some days everything goes right. Last Tuesday was the Mu Alpha Theta initiation ceremony.  Mu Alpha Theta is a mathematical honor society for high achieving high school and junior college math students.  In our chapter, the focus is on service.  All of our members act as tutors in our community, assisting their peers as needed.  They also participate in math competitions and plan and execute a school-wide celebration of Pi Day on March 14.  Each week we hope to select a mathlete that has performed well in a competition, served exceptionally as a tutor, or was nominated by a teacher for excellent work in class. 

Today's initiation ceremony was planned and executed by the officers of the club and included a celebration of our 36 new members.  We all learned a small part of the history of mathematics and afterward enjoyed a buffet lunch donated and served by parents of the students in our society.  The food was delicious, the ceremony well-attended, and the club thriving with 80 members. 

I encourage you to find out more about Mu Alpha Theta and consider a chapter at your school.  It is a great way to foster interest and excellence in service and mathematics.  You can learn more about Mu Alpha Theta here

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