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TAHSM Officers

MathFest 2011 (with links to our session ... Beautiful Lessons Found on the Scenic Route)

MathFest 2010

November 2011 Newsletter

Links to Mathematics Organizations and Publications

What do you do with your calculus classes after the AP exam?



Welcome to the SIGMAA TAHSM (Teaching Advanced High School Mathematics) website. TAHSM was founded in 2004 and began membership in 2005.

The mission of SIGMAA TAHSM is to support MAA members who share an interest in issues related to post-precalculus mathematics at the secondary school level by providing a forum for exchanging ideas, fostering increased understanding of these issues within the MAA, increasing the dialogue between the MAA and high school teachers, and utilizing expertise of the members in guiding and improving mathematical opportunities for advanced high school students.

There are often TAHSM sessions at the summer MathFest meetings in early August each year. Sessions are designed to appeal to the high school and university faculty who are teaching courses in calculus, statistics, discrete mathematics, and other topics that bridge the classes after precalculus and before the mathematics that begin the studies of a mathematics major. The 2011 MathFest was held in Lexington, KY from August 2-4, 2011. Links to presentations for the TAHSM session "Beautiful Lessons Found on the Scenic Route" are here.

MathFest 2012 will be held in Madison, WI in August 2012. Registration will open in late spring 2012. Register at

To join SIGMAA TAHSM, you must first be a member of the MAA. For information on joining the MAA, please visit   The annual SIGMAA membership fee for MAA members is $12 (US dollars) on top of your MAA dues. We welcome all MAA members in creating a vibrant and active SIGMAA. 

If you have any questions regarding membership in SIGMAA TAHSM or the goals and activities of the SIGMAA, please contact Caren Diefenferfer (Chair of TAHSM) at

The elections in October 2011 chose Dan Teague as our new chair elect and Stephen Davis as the new secretary-treasurer!! Dan is at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and he was the founding member of TAHSM in 2004. So, welcome back!! Stephen is on the faculty at Davidson College.


Photos at MathFest 2010 in Pittsburgh at our breakfast meeting.