I've always wanted to be a superhero. Now my dream has come true.
I just received word that I won the Math Hero Award. da-ta-da-daa
My family surprised me when I got home from work. There are some funny video clips of this on my wife's blog.
The purpose of the award, with its $2500 and $2500 matching grant for the school, is to "reward and celebrate teachers and tutors for promoting math achievement to students in a fun and challenging learning environment. "
(The picture to the right is me presenting the check to Principal Brian Hudson.)
This Thanksgiving my family and school have even more to be thankful about. I'm grateful for Raytheon and the work they are doing to promote STEM initiatives. I found a video that explains some of their motivation for having this award.
Raytheon has a great website for encouraging mathematics for the middle grades, MathMovesU.com
If you know another Math Hero, nominate them next year.
Now if I can just get a cape like my kiddies were wearing when we visited the Children's Museum. I searched the internet to no avail.