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Award to Recognize a California Individual for Math Education Advocacy


Geographic Focus

USA: California

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Walter Denham Memorial Award

California Mathematics Council

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #157155

Grant Description

Award to a California individual to recognize exceptional advocacy for math education on the state or national level. This award is intended for an individual who has demonstrated, over a significant period of time, advocacy for curriculum, assessment, leadership, and quality mathematics education, as well as a broad knowledge and deep beliefs about the myriad of issues related to mathematics education.

In addition, the nominee should exhibit many of the following attributes:

- A champion of excellence in the teaching and learning of mathematics,
- Encouragement of rational and critical discussions about issues in mathematics while using accurate and comprehensive data to support a position,
- High respect of others, even those who may have different opinions, and
- Steadfastness in the face of adverse circumstances.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The nominee does not necessarily have to be a mathematics educator or a CMC member, but should be recognized as an advocate for mathematics education at the state and/or national level(s).

Nominees must have made an impact in the state of California.

Pre-Application Information:

If you would like to nominate a person who fulfills the qualifications, send the nomination by May 1, 2017.

Additional information may be needed to help gather background information in support of the nomination. Please include the names and contact information for other people who could be contacted.

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Contact Information:

Email the nomination information to Donna Goldenstein, CMC Awards Chair, at

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