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The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Mathematics Education is designed to recognize the recipient's contributions to mathematics education in the state of Michigan. The award is intended to be the highest recognition MCTM can bestow upon one of its members for contributions to mathematics education.

The person selected for this award will have made significant contributions to mathematics education in one or more of the following categories:

1. Active leadership in mathematics education at the local, state and national levels.
2. Outstanding contributions to the improvement of mathematics curricula.
3. Significant engagement in professional development for teachers of mathematics at all levels.
4. Contributions to mathematics education over a significant period of time.
5. Overall excellence of contributions to mathematics education.
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2008 Outstanding Achievement Award Winner PDF Print E-mail

2008 Award Winner

Deborah Ball Deborah Loewenberg Ball, University of Michigan

Deborah Ball was chosen for the award this year based on the outstanding work she is doing for mathematics education in the state, as well as the nation. As a member of President Bush's National Mathematics Advisory Panel, Deborah contributed to the finished report on "...ways to foster greater knowledge of and improved performance in mathematics among American students...with respect to the conduct, evaluation and effective use of the results of research relating to proven-effective and evidence-based mathematics instruction. She worked with the National Panel to develop recommendations "...based on the best available scientific evidence." In addition to her work with the Panel as a whole, she was also the chair of the Task Group on Teachers and Teacher Education, an area she continues to contribute to in her work at University of Michigan.
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2007 Award Winner

Christian Hirsch Christian R. Hirsch, Western Michigan University
The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Executive Board is pleased to honor Dr. Christian R. Hirsch as the 2007 recipient of the MCTM Outstanding Achievement Award. Chris Hirsch has devoted his career to the improvement of mathematics education in Michigan and in the nation. His stellar accomplishments make him richly deserving of MCTM's highest recognition.

Christian R. Hirsch is currently the James H. Powell Professor of Mathematics at Western Michigan University. He earned both his B.A. (1966) and his Ph.D. (1972) in mathematics (with specialization in mathematics education) from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Hirsch is probably best known for his leadership in and innovative thinking about secondary school mathematics curriculum. For over a decade, he has led the Core-Plus curriculum development project which was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in 1999 as an "exemplary mathematics program." Core-Plus is widely acknowledged as one of the best, and probably the most accessible, "reform" mathematics curriculum at the secondary school level. Chris is now extending his influence on mathematics curriculum through his work as co-PI of the NSF-funded Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum.
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2006 Award Winner
Glenda T. Lappan, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University

Glenda Lappan The MCTM Executive Board is pleased to honor Dr. Glenda Lappan as the 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award. We suspect that every mathematics educator in Michigan has heard Glenda's name and most have been influenced by her work. Dr. Glenda Lappan's vita reads like the Who's Who in Mathematics Education. In her tenure as a mathematics educator she has done it all, with grace, dignity, and the highest integrity. There are so many ways that Glenda has influenced mathematics education that it is hard to know where to begin.

Glenda Lappan, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, received her Ed.D. in mathematics and education from the University of Georgia in 1965 and since has been at Michigan State University. Glenda had earned her B.A. in mathematics and education in 1961 from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia and her M.Ed in 1963 from the University of Georgia, Athens.

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