Math Hero award seeks to recognize excellent teachers

Though math is commonly considered a dull subject, it can improve with a good teacher. Each year, Raytheon recognizes 32 great math teachers as “Math Heroes” for their effective, innovative methods to promote student enthusiasm and achievement with the Math Hero Award.

In order to be eligible for the award, the nominee must be either a full-time teacher currently employed teaching math or a volunteer working with an approved math-related nonprofit organization, such as MathCounts. Students can nominate their favorite math teacher up until April 9, 2014.

The winner of the award receives a $2,500 individual grant, as well as an additional $2,500 grant for their school or math-related non-profit program.

“They want to recognize the teachers who encourage math,” Intersil’s Randolph Cruz said.

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