Released - October 13, 2009
Mathematics education topic of Eureka College lecture
November 5 - 7:30 pm - Cerf Center
Eureka College education professor Leonard Savage will present "Fifty Years of New Math" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. A reception will follow.
The free, public presentation will discuss trends in mathematics teaching from the past 50 years. Topics will include teaching methods, changes in curriculum content, changes in preparation to become a mathematics teacher and the forces that bring about those changes.
Savage is coordinator of the Mathematics Lab and chairman of the Education Division at Eureka College. He has taught at the college for 25 years, first on a part-time basis in the Upward Bound and summer programs and then full-time beginning in 1997. He formerly was a mathematics and physics teacher and principal at Eureka High School.
Savage received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in mathematics education, and a certificate of advanced study in school administration, all from Illinois State University.
The presentation is the second of four Clarence R. Noe Dean’s Lectures by Eureka College faculty members this academic year. Others will be "Uncovering History for the Stories That Matter" by English professor Kathy Whitson on March 2 and “Leadership in the Global Environment: Cross-Cultural Challenges and Perspectives” by communication professor Mike Thurwanger on April 8. Both lectures will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Cerf Center.
For more information, call the provost’s office at (309) 467-6301.
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