There are many things that separate peoples and cultures around the world but there is one language we all speak no matter who we are or where we come from – the language of mathematics. The language of mathematics may be a natural second voice to some or an obstinate but desired way of thinking to others but there’s no denying math is as indispensable as reading.

No matter where you stand on the ease or strain of mathematics one thing is for certain: numbers make the world go around. It’s in this notion, that numbers pave progress, that we here at Project Access join in celebrating today’s International Day of Mathematics.

According to the holiday’s website, the International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration. Each year on March 14 all countries are invited to participate through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries, and other spaces. The salute is led by the International Mathematical Union with the support of numerous international and regional organizations from all over the world. The recognition was proclaimed by UNESCO on the 40th session of the General Conference, November 26, 2019. The first celebration was held on March 14, 2020.

In our goal to cultivate strong communities, positive changes, and hopeful futures, our Project Access Resource Centers across the country provide education for youth and families that rely heavily on mathematics. We help build hopeful financial futures by offering financial literacy education, technology support, and employment services. Our education for youth and families includes STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education) based programs, plus college and career readiness.

We invite you to join us today in celebrating International Day of Mathematics – it’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!