The Lesson of Grace in Teaching

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Francis Su was recently recognized as one of the best college math teachers in the country, receiving the 2013 Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics.  This is the highest teaching honor given by the Mathematical Association of America.  In preparing his acceptance speech for the AMS-MAA meeting in January, Su asked himself, “What good news does the gospel offer to teachers, students, and the prevailing academic culture?”  His answer: “Grace.” 

Read his moving speech here.

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About the Author

Francis Su

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research is in geometric and topological combinatorics, and he authors the popular Math Fun Facts website and iPhone app. He was the recipient of the 2013 Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics, the highest teaching honor given by the Mathematical Association of America. You can read more about him here.

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