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The Bishop’s School to host math lecture

Mathematician Edward B. Burger, Ph.D., will be on The Bishop’s School campus Jan. 25-29 as part of the Endowed Scholar-in-Residence Program.

Burger, a math professor at Williams College in Massachusetts, is the Gaudino Scholar.

He was also announced Jan. 15 as the recipient of the prestigious Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching given by Baylor University.

The award is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers.

At 7 p.m. Jan. 27, he will present a lecture, “Monkeys, Mathematics and Mischief,” in Ellen Browning Scripps Hall on the campus. Admission is free, but reservations are requested at www.bishops.com.

During his time at Bishop’s, Burger will work with students in a variety of mathematics classes, including math 2, pre-calculus, advanced pre-calculus honors and advanced honors math.

He will spend time with middle school students and meet with members of the faculty.

Burger is the author of 12 books and more than 30 papers published in scholarly journals.