Recently I’ve been thinking about moving the blog to my own space to I can redesign the site a little. …widen the entry width- perhaps a new header image- better navigation… Anyways, back to the point, during this self-reflection I was thinking more about the title. I originally chose it to allude to the person to person interaction among mathematicians. You can read my “about” page here. I was hoping to shed some light on why mathematicians interact the way they do. I also wrote about credit cards and shopping. This was a great connection to my original intention because I wanted to discuss “How mathematics relates to the modern day world.” But the Social Mathematics really should be much more than that. I’m a socially conscious person; I’m worried about deforestation, minority rights, and mathematical illiteracy of our youth. And these are areas that mathematicians have stayed away from talking about. We use math frequently in these areas, but they are not active areas of mathematical inquiry. What can mathematicians do to interact with these areas of life? Is there something Math can do to support areas of action? Why aren’t we more involved? I’m going to try to extend my boundaries a little- as you may have seen in the latest post about climate change to include some mathematics on these social questions. I’ll have to do more research before I write each article, but I hope to include more of these types of articles the coming months. Thanks for your continued interest in my site!