This year we obtained a grant from the Mathematics Association of America called the Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant. This allowed the Mathematics and Statistics Department to designate a School Outreach Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

Part of this grant enabled Chip Goucher to initiate the after-school math club at MLMS.

The reviewers thought the project, “Showed great promise to excite mathematically talented students and to engage them in the further study of mathematics.”

Side note: Mary P. Dolciani, the grant’s namesake, was known for developing a method used for teaching basic algebra in the United States (called “Dolciani algebra”, emphasizing the basis of drill like arithmetic, rather than proofs as in Euclidean geometry).

Meet Mary P. Dolciani Halloran