Remembering David Henderson, 2-23-1939 – 12-20-2018

Dear Friends of the Algebra Project – it is with great sadness that we share news of the unexpected passing of Dr. David W. Henderson yesterday, following being struck by a car in a pedestrian crosswalk on Wednesday, December 19.  David’s transformative work with the Algebra Project and the Alliance since 2005 infused experiential approaches to Geometry curriculum materials and professional development strategies. David was a world-renowned researcher of mathematics and mathematics education and loving family man.  His loss is incalculable; he will be sorely missed.  We will share updates as we learn more from the family.

Update: Read more about David Henderson’s life in this article published by Cornell Chronicle.

A memorial service is scheduled for February 23 at 11 a.m. in Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell.

CAS Math Games hosted at SFC Dean Budzban 04-28-18 Zandrea Moore and Luana Schwank celebrate the win

An Alton team won the National Flagway Tournament sponsored by the Young People’s Project (YPP) for the second straight year Saturday, April 28 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Student Fitness Center. The SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosted the second annual mathematics competition… Read more

The old adage of needing a “math gene” to succeed in mathematics is being challenged, with grit being arguably the single-most important factor in eventual success in mathematics. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences Dean Greg Budzban, PhD, believes this to be true for the majority of students, and is leading the local charge in gamifying mathematics to engage young learners and foster a passion for the subject.

To read more, visit SIUE’s News page