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H. Res. 1270

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

April 22, 2010.  

    Whereas current educational and economic trends indicate that the demand for employees with a high-quality mathematics education could exceed the supply of individuals with such an education;

    Whereas students who pursue a postsecondary education in mathematics have a broad range of career choices upon graduation;

    Whereas Mathematics Awareness Month began in 1986 as Mathematics Awareness Week;

    Whereas April 2010, is recognized as Mathematics Awareness Month;

    Whereas the theme for Mathematics Awareness Month 2010, “Mathematics and Sports”, highlights uses for an education in mathematics across a broad range of subjects and helps to show students the role of mathematics in their everyday lives and interests;

    Whereas mathematics is found in sports in the forms of measurement, time, computation, fractions, statistics, and probability; and

    Whereas Mathematics Awareness Month encourages colleges, universities, and other organizations to hold events that draw and retain students to the field of mathematics: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) supports the goals and ideals of Mathematics Awareness Month;

(2) encourages colleges, universities, and other organizations to hold events to honor Mathematics Awareness Month; and

(3) supports increased public awareness and appreciation for the importance of mathematics at all levels of the educational system in the United States.