About the Author
Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.
Timothy D. Kanold, PhD, is an award-winning educator, in-demand speaker, and past president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM). He served as superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, the model professional learning community created by Dr. Richard DuFour. He has conducted talks and seminars worldwide with a focus on systematic change initiatives that create greater equity and access for all students.
Dr. Kanold received the 1982 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Illinois State University, 2001 Outstanding Alumni Award from Addison Trail High School, 1994 Outstanding Administrator Award from the Illinois State Board of Education, and 2002 Lee E. Yunker Leadership Award
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