Congratulations to Ladue Middle School math teacher Nancy Chambers, who was recently recognized with the Edyth May Sliffe award from the Mathematical Association of America for her outstanding work in sparking students’ interest in mathematics through participation in the MAA American Mathematics Competitions.
“It is my honor to recognize these recipients with the Edyth May Sliffe award for the dedication that they bring to teaching mathematics,” said MAA Executive Director Michael Pearson. “The hours spent preparing students for and organizing MAA American Mathematics Competitions demonstrates their passion for helping the next generation understand the importance of mathematics in shaping our world.”
The Edyth May Sliffe Award was established in 1989 with a bequest from Sliffe’s estate. A high school mathematics teacher in Emeryville, California for 36 years, Sliffe wanted to recognize the nation’s top math teachers for their contributions. As part of the recognition of her accomplishments, Nancy will be awarded $500.
Annually, more than 300,000 middle school and high school students in approximately 6,000 schools participate in the MAA American Mathematics Competitions. The mission of the American Mathematics Competitions is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem-solving skills through participation in a fun event.