The Brazilian Society of Mathematical Education (SBEM) elected May 6th "National Day of Mathematics", in memory of the birth date of Julio César de Mello e Souza, the MALBA TAHAN.

On this day, it is suggested to promote, in all Brazilian states, the holding of commemorative events, with the objective of disseminating mathematics as an area of knowledge, its history, possible relations with other areas, and to put into discussion some beliefs. about the current teaching of mathematics.