Daughter of Math in the Middle teacher wins NCTM scholarship

Hayley Andersen
Hayley Andersen

The daughter of Math in the Middle Cohort 4 teacher, Teena Andersen, is here at UNL studying to become a math teacher, and we are pleased to pass along the good news that she has won an NCTM scholarship.

Hayley Andersen, a CEHS senior from Pilger majoring in math education, has been selected to receive the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2015 Preservice Teacher Conference Scholarship. She will be attending the April NCTM conference in Boston. Less than a handful of students nationally are selected for this NCTM scholarship. Andersen submitted a paper that explores what it means for a teacher to make mathematics meaningful to their students and what the teacher's role is in doing so.

“I am so excited to be selected to attend NCTM's Annual Meeting and Exposition,” said Andersen. “I am passionate about making math meaningful to my students and changing the way they feel about math. I cannot wait to hear from teachers across the country to see how they are making math meaningful for their students. I would like to thank Dr. Males and Dr. Lai for helping me on my journey.”

“Hayley has proven to be a dedicated mathematics education student that strives to make mathematics meaningful for her students,” said Lorraine Males, assistant professor in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. “As her methods instructor and field supervisor, I have seen Hayley work to create tasks and facilitate discussion that enables all students to be successful. I have no doubts that Hayley will be a successful teacher and leader.”

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