University of Northern Colorado Professor Richard Grassl has become a member of a national advisory board for math teachers.
Approximately 13 faculty nationwide will serve on the Math Teachers* Circle Network, a program of the American Institute of Mathematics focused on enhancing math problem-solving skills and content knowledge for middle school teachers. Grassl, who has 42 years of experience in higher education, is the founder and organizer of UNC*s annual math contest for secondary students and works with a regional Math Teachers* Circle.
The American Institute of Mathematics organizes annual training sessions for starting and sustaining Math Teachers* Circle groups and provides logistical support and materials for members. The program is the largest American Institute of Mathematics outreach effort and currently involves 16 groups located throughout the country with plans for 14 more. For more information about the program, visit www.mathteacherscircle.org.