Cover of January 2009 issue
Editor Fernando Gouvêa
Categories Mathematics
Frequency 6 times a year starting in 2009
Paid circulation 22,100
Unpaid circulation 300
Total circulation
First issue March 1981
Company Mathematical Association of America
Country United States
Based in Washington, D.C.
Language English
ISSN 0731-2040

MAA FOCUS is the newsmagazine of the Mathematical Association of America. It carries news items and short articles of interest to the organization's members.[1]

History and profile

The magazine was first published in March 1981; the first editor was Marcia P. Sward, who held that position until September 1985.[2] Beginning in 2009 the magazine is published six times a year; previously it was published nine times a year.[3] The magazine is printed on glossy paper with a final trim size of 8-1/4 inches wide by 10-5/8 inches high.[4] Circulation in 2008 was 22,400 copies.[5]


  1. "MAA FOCUS — Submission Guidelines". Mathematical Association of America. May 5, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  2. "Marcia P. Sward (1939–2008)" (PDF). MAA FOCUS. 28 (8): 8–9. November 2008. ISSN 0731-2040. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  3. Gouvêa, Fernando Q. (January 2009). "A New Schedule for MAA FOCUS" (PDF). MAA FOCUS. 29 (1): 11. ISSN 0731-2040. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  4. "Advertising in FOCUS". Mathematical Association of America. January 7, 2009. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  5. "Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation" (PDF). MAA FOCUS. 28 (8): 18. November 2008. ISSN 0731-2040. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
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