Raytheon grant sums up local mathematician’s efforts

October 3, 2013 by  

Jarrod Brown, a math teacher at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence near Andover, was recently was the recipient of a Math Hero Award, along with $2,500 as a grant from the Raytheon Corporation as part of its ‘Math Moves U’ program. No doubt banner printing is being used by the high school to make the announcement of this prestigious award to the community.

As part of the program, 35 full-time teachers of mathematics from across the country are recognized for their dedication to enriching the instruction of mathematics in high school and instilling a love of the subject in their students.

Former student William Rayno and current scholar Mary Rayno nominated Brown for the award for his varied uses of technology in the classroom, his creativity and patience when teaching, and his ability to convey his enthusiasm for mathematics. The grant money Brown has received will be used towards the completion of his Master’s degree in Mathematics Education.

Math Moves U also awardsed a matching grant of $2,500 to Central Catholic High School in Brown’s name. Central Catholic will use that money for mathematics applications that can be run on the iPads students use in class, as well as to expand its modern mathematics resources.

Brown graduated from Central Catholic in 1998 and then went on to the University of Massachusetts in Lowell to earn his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He has been teaching the subject for 10 years, including such courses as Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, and Calculus.