10 Conversation Starting Math and Education Infographics | Math Awareness Month


April is Math Awareness Month, the goal of which is to increase public understanding of, and appreciation for mathematics. The theme for this year’s month of math awareness is Mathematics, Statistics and the Data Deluge.

According to Math Awareness Month:

“Massive amounts of data are collected every day, often from services we use regularly, but never think about. Scientific data comes in massive amounts from sensor networks, astronomical instruments, biometric devices, etc., and needs to be sorted out and understood. Personal data from our Google searches, our Facebook or Twitter activities, our credit card purchases, our travel habits, and so on, are being mined to provide information and insight. These data sets provide great opportunities, and pose dangers as well.”

As a fan of data and of infographics in particular, I’ve collected 10 conversation-starting infographics which offer interesting insights into math, education and math education. Which one will you talk about this week?

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1. Emphasis on Math and Science by Immigrant Parents

 highest-paying science majors

2. US vs Them: How the US stacks up against other countries in standardized tests

Student academic performance around the world
Courtesy of: Online Schools

3. When Am I Going to Use Math?


4. A Teacher’s Worth Around the World

Teachers Worth Around the World | Infographic |

5. American STEM

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Teach.com STEM Infographic



6. Blended Learning – A disruptive innovation

Blended Learning


Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

7. STEM education: Does America Have the Right Stuff

STEM Education

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

8. Girls are Smarter Than Boys

Girls in STEM
Created by: Engineering Degree

9. The Math-Science Shortage

STEM Shortage
Created by: EngineeringDegree.net

10. Education’s Effect on Income

Education’s Effect on Income [Infographic]
Via: DegreeSearch.org



Caroline Mukisa
About The Author: Caroline Mukisa is the founder of Maths Insider. A Cambridge University educated math teacher, she's been involved in math education for over 20 years as a teacher, tutor, Kumon instructor, Thinkster Math instructor and math ed blogger. She is the author of the insanely helpful ebook "The Ultimate Kumon Review" and insanely useful website "31 Days to Faster Times Tables" You can follow her math tips on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @mathsinsider