Recreational Mathematics is a broad term that covers many different areas including games, puzzles, magic, art, and more. Possibly the most well-known expositor of recreational mathematics was Martin Gardner, who wrote the Mathematical Games column for “Scientific American” magazine. The purpose of SIGMAA-Rec is to bring together mathematicians and others who are interested in recreational topics and to promote the often-deep mathematics inside the subjects. We will also work with other organizations to promote recreational mathematics as a serious field of study.
To get involved in SIGMAA-Rec, contact the current SIGMAA-Rec Chair. We can use your help whether through organizing activities, serving as an officer, or simply providing feedback on past activities or ideas for future directions.
Joining SIGMAA-Rec is as easy as checking a box on your MAA membership form. If you have questions about SIGMAA-Rec membership, contact the MAA Membership Department.SIGMAA Membership Info
Robert Vallin, Chair
Gail Kaplan, Chair Elect
Brandy Wiegers, Past Chair
Colm Mulcahy, Communications
Timothy Goldberg, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeanette Shakalli, Program Committee Chair
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