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Beckmann receives 2024 AMS Award

Sybilla Beckmann, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, emeritus, at the University of Georgia, received the 2024 American Mathematical Society Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics.

According to the AMS, Beckmann’s textbook, “Mathematics for Elementary Teachers with Activities” (2002, now in its sixth edition), is a leading resource in the training of mathematics teachers. In the policy realm, Beckmann was on the Work Group for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the closest thing in the United States to a rigorous set of standards shared across states.

The Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics was established by the AMS Committee on Education in 2013. The award is given annually to a mathematician (or group of mathematicians) for significant contributions of lasting value to mathematics education.