What is the history of Mu Alpha Theta?
Mu Alpha Theta (ΜΑΘ) is the United States mathematics honor society for high school and two-year college students. In June 2015, it served over 108,000 student members in over 2,200 chapters in the United States and in 20 foreign countries. Its main goals are to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. The name is a rough transliteration of math into Greek (Mu Alpha Theta).
What are the requirements to be in Mu Alpha Theta?
The national requirements for individual membership in a local chapter are as follows. These are the minimum requirements; chapters may elect to have stricter standards but not lower ones. Students are encouraged to participate in Mu Alpha Theta club meetings and activities, even if they do not qualify as members:
- Members must be high school students in grades 9 through 12.
- Members must be registered with Mu Alpha Theta at the school at which their permanent records reside.
- Members must have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry, and have completed or are enrolled in a third year of college preparatory mathematics.
- On the 4-point grading scale, members must have at least a 3.0 math grade point average.
*** Not ready to be a member? Become an associate! ***
Associates are not members of Mu Alpha Theta but are likely candidates for membership. Associates do not pay the initiation fee but are eligible to be listed with the National Office, should they wish to participate in Mu Alpha Theta national math contests. While they are not entitled to vote nor hold office in their chapter, they are entitled to attend and be heard at meetings. A student may remain an associate for only one year and then, if eligible, must be inducted as a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
- Associates must be high school students in grades 9 through 12
- Associates must be at the school where their permanent record resides.
- Associates must have completed one year of algebra, or its equivalent, with distinction and are currently enrolled in a higher math course.
For more information about Mu Alpha Theta including benefits such as scholarships, the foundation, and more, visit https://www.honorsociety.org/mu-alpha-theta
2021- 2022 Sponsor and Club Officers
Tyler Van Horn
Vice President / Social Media Manager
Recording/ Corresponding Secretary
- The club meets biweekly on Mondays from 2:50pm-3:50pm in room 518.
Meeting dates: 11/29/2021, 12/13/2021, 1/3/2022, 1/24/2022, 2/7/2022, 2/28/2022, 3/14/2022, 4/4/2022, 4/18/2022, 5/2/2022, 5/16/2022 and 5/23/2022 (subject to change).
- Club dues are $37-$47.
- We offer tutoring, however, due to limited number of students and potential health concerns, please refer to the district’s tutoring service AskBRIA if your tutoring needs require help on more than a few questions. The AskBRIA program is designed to assist all students for 5 hours each day. For more information, please visit https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/1239225/external_tools/158796
To earn graduation cords, students must:
- Maintain their membership until graduation (See the MEMBERS section above).
- Be an active member of the club for 1 year (2 years as of 2022-2023 school year and a minimum of 3 years for all school years to follow).
- Complete their tutoring circuit.
- Compete in all FATMAT competitions.
- Be an exemplary club member (including but not limited to attending all club meetings).