Oct. 12, 2022 By Christian Murray
A arithmetic trainer at Bayside Excessive Faculty has been awarded $20,000 for his contribution to the educating career.
Bobson Wong is one in all two lecturers throughout town to win a $20,000 Math for America (MƒA) prize. The award is given to lecturers within the math or science fields who’re leaders of their respective self-discipline and are extremely revered of their faculty group.
The second recipient of the $20,000 award is Sarah Slack, who’s a science trainer at I.S. 223 Montauk in Brooklyn.
Each Bayside Excessive Faculty and I.S. 223 will probably be awarded $5,000, a prize given to every trainer’s faculty.
The MFA award is given to math or science lecturers who’re what’s referred to as Math for America (MƒA) Grasp Academics. These lecturers have carried out four-year workshop packages—or are within the technique of doing them—with MƒA, a corporation that promotes math and science. There are roughly 900 MƒA lecturers in New York Metropolis.
The awards are funded by MƒA Board Member Peter Muller and his household by their Dancing Tides Basis.
Wong has taught arithmetic in New York Metropolis public excessive faculties for 18 years, with the previous 17 at Bayside Excessive Faculty.
He’s an academic specialist for the New York State Schooling Division, who has designed curricula and assessments which can be extensively used. Wong has additionally performed a key function in reviewing the Widespread Core Arithmetic Requirements and commencement necessities in New York.
Wong is deemed a pacesetter within the arithmetic subject. He recurrently speaks at state and nationwide conferences and is a co-author of two books that present a deep understanding of arithmetic educating to others: The Math Instructor’s Toolbox (Jossey-Bass, 2020) and Sensible Algebra: A Self-Educating Information (Jossey-Bass, 2022). He’s at the moment the chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee of the Nationwide Council of Academics of Arithmetic.
“I’m deeply honored to obtain the MƒA Muller Award,” Wong mentioned. “This award displays not simply my efforts however the work of a group that respects the skilled experience of educators in order that we are able to work collectively to enhance math training.”