# Mu Alpha Theta

## National Mathematics Honor Society

## Applications for the National Mathematics Honor Society will be given out November 21.

## Please be advised that January 4, 2019 is the due date to submit your application to your advisor to Mr. Thomas.

## If your son or daughter wants to know if they are eligible they can feel free to email Mr. Thomas at james.thomas@wwrsd.org

## Overview

Mu Alpha Theta, formed in 1957, is a national honor society for math that has chapters in 2,300 schools across the United States and internationally. The organization focuses on inspiring students to develop an interest in mathematics, enabling them to excel in the subject. Mu Alpha Theta is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges. Mu Alpha Theta offers scholarships, summer grants, awards, and leadership opportunities to students. Becoming a member of Mu Alpha Theta will be a great way for students of Westwood Regional Jr. / Sr. High School to be recognized as excelling in mathematics and will also help students to demonstrate their interest in mathematics in the application process for colleges and universities.

## Eligibility

See academic requirements on application

## Maintaining Eligibility

**Membership Requirements**

*Membership is on a year-to-year basis. As such, all members must:*

- Must have at least 3.7 content (Math) GPA.
- Maintain a GPA of a 3.0 or better
- Show active participation in at least one
- Members need to attend all WRHS meetings and inductions. (Including 2 lectures -TBA)

### Character Criteria

These are some examples, not a checklist of criteria, but not limited to:

The candidate of character:

- upholds scholarship and shows loyalty to the school
- demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
- complies with school rules
- takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
- exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise)
- upholds principles of morality and ethics
- shows concern and respect for others
- observes instructions and rules both inside and outside the classroom
- perseveres in all commitments