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US Math Teacher Honored with National Education Award

Upper School Mathematics instructor honored by the Mathematical Association of America 
Upper School Mathematics instructor Colin Hinde has been honored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for his outstanding work to spark students’ interest in mathematics through participation in the MAA American Mathematics Competitions. In recognition of his accomplishments as an instructor, Hinde has been granted the Edyth May Sliffe Award.

The 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.

“It is my honor to recognize Colin Hinde with an Edyth May Sliffe award for the dedication that he brings to teaching mathematics,” said MAA Executive Director Michael Pearson. “The hours spent preparing students for and organizing MAA American Mathematics Competitions demonstrates his passion for helping the next generation understand the importance of mathematics in shaping our world.”

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. To learn more about the MAA and the competitions generated by the organization, click here.

The Cranbrook Schools community is proud of Hinde for his dedication to mathematics instruction, his students, and his colleagues. Many congratulations on this well-deserved award!

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