H.Res. 1263: Expressing support for Mathematics Awareness Month

H.Res. 1263

Expressing support for Mathematics Awareness Month

Date
April 21, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1263 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) on April 15, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1263 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of Mathematics Awareness Month;
• "Encourages colleges, universities, and other organizations to hold events to honor Mathematics Awareness Month"

Background

According to the resolution's findings, April 2010, is recognized as Mathematics Awareness Month. Mathematics Awareness Month began in 1986 as Mathematics Awareness Week. 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 that mathematics can be fun.