Paul Hinrichs receives lifetime achievement award from the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

Paul Hinrichs receives lifetime achievement award from the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

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September 15, 2016, 11:00 a.m. CDT
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Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College professor of mathematics, Paul Hinrichs, received the Milton M. Beckmann Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented by the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NATM) in special recognition for a career of outstanding contributions of mathematics education in the State of Nebraska.

Hinrichs said, “I am deeply honored to receive this award from my colleagues in mathematics education.”

The NATM website provides “The NATM board established the life-time achievement award in 1989. Its purpose is to honor outstanding mathematics educators who have spent a lifetime working on the improvement of mathematics education in the state of Nebraska.”

The website provides five criteria for consideration. Candidates must “have devoted a career to the improvement of mathematics education in the state of Nebraska and demonstrated leadership in the promotion of mathematics as a science and a field of study.”

Paul Hinrichs with a physic class that designed trebuchets.

Paul Hinrichs with a physics class that designed trebuchets. Photo courtesy of Bill Clemente.

 

Paul Hinrichs with Nebraska Department of Education Mathematics Director, Deborah Romanek

Paul Hinrichs and his lifetime achievement award with Nebraska Department of Education Mathematics Director, Deborah Romanek

Dr. Tim Borchers, vice president of Peru State College, said, “Dr. Hinrichs has a long reputation for being an excellent teacher and has prepared many current math educators. It’s a great tribute to him to receive this award and recognition.”

Milton M. Beckmann was a longtime professor of mathematics at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He is most famous for his research into teaching students struggling in mathematics.

Hinrichs is cited for demonstrating outstanding teaching and leadership in the development of teaching strategies and technology for the teaching of mathematics. Candidates for the award also had to be members of the NATM and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

The mission of the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics is to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics by fostering professionalism, cultivating leadership and facilitating communication among educators. The NATM is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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