# What Do You Know About The Mathematical Association?

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Established in the UK, the purpose of its formation is to discuss issues concerning Mathematics education. How grounded is your knowledge of this body? Take this quiz.

• 1.

### In what year was it established?

• A.

1871

• B.

1902

• C.

1888

• D.

1876

A. 1871
Explanation
The correct answer is 1871. This suggests that the establishment being referred to in the question occurred in the year 1871.

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• 2.

### As related to the teaching of Mathematics, which is a function of the association?

• A.

Improvement

• B.

Enjoyment

• C.

Entertainment

• D.

Art

A. Improvement
Explanation
The function of the association, as related to the teaching of Mathematics, is improvement. This means that the association aims to enhance and develop the understanding and skills of students in Mathematics. The association may provide resources, support, and opportunities for learning and growth in order to help individuals improve their mathematical abilities.

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• 3.

### Who is the President of the association in 2017?

• A.

• B.

Tom Roper

• C.

Jim Locke

• D.

Toni Lowe

B. Tom Roper
Explanation
Tom Roper is the President of the association in 2017.

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• 4.

### Who is a past president of the association?

• A.

Min Lee

• B.

John Lock

• C.

John Berry

• D.

Larry Reed

C. John Berry
Explanation
John Berry is the correct answer because he is the only option listed that has a name that matches the format of a past president's name. The other options, Min Lee, John Lock, and Larry Reed, do not have names that suggest they have held the position of past president. Therefore, John Berry is the most likely candidate for being a past president of the association.

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• 5.

### What year did Mr Doug French serve as the president?

• A.

2011

• B.

2001

• C.

2006

• D.

2014

C. 2006
Explanation
Mr Doug French served as the president in the year 2006.

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• 6.

### What year did Tony Gardiner serve as the president?

• A.

1992

• B.

1999

• C.

1905

• D.

1997

D. 1997
Explanation
Tony Gardiner served as the president in 1997.

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• 7.

### Who served as president in 2009?

• A.

Mrs Jane Imrie

• B.

Sue Singer

• C.

Joe Natalie

• D.

Mr John Bow

A. Mrs Jane Imrie
Explanation
In 2009, Mrs Jane Imrie served as president.

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• 8.

### Which of these is a publication of the association?

• A.

Gazette

• B.

The Mathematical Gazette

• C.

The Gazette

• D.

Popstar

B. The Mathematical Gazette
Explanation
The correct answer is "The Mathematical Gazette" because it is the only option that includes the word "Gazette" and is specifically mentioned as a publication of the association. The other options, "Gazette" and "The Gazette," do not provide any additional information about being associated with an organization or association. "Popstar" is unrelated and not mentioned as a publication of the association.

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• 9.

### What year did publication start?

• A.

1890

• B.

1894

• C.

1879

• D.

1888

B. 1894
Explanation
The publication started in 1894. This means that the first issue or edition of the publication was released in that year.

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• 10.

### The association can be described as

• A.

Creative

• B.

Entertaining

• C.

Professional

• D.

Artistic

C. Professional
Explanation
The association can be described as professional because it implies a high level of competence, expertise, and adherence to ethical standards. A professional association typically consists of individuals who are dedicated to a specific field or industry and engage in activities that promote professional development, networking, and the advancement of the profession as a whole. This term suggests that the association is focused on maintaining a level of professionalism in its operations, interactions, and services provided to its members.

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