Tucson Sonoran Science Academy teacher wins award

February 19, 2010

By hammersmith

Tucson Sonoran Science Academy teacher wins award

Arizona Daily Star



A Sonoran Science Academy-Tucson teacher will receive a national honor for his work with math students.


Kadir Bahar was named the recipient of the 2009 Edyth May Sliffe Award. He will receive his award at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in San Diego in April. 


The award is given to teachers by the Mathematical Association of America, recognizing contributions to repeated student success in the American Mathematics Contest 8.


The contest is open to students in grades six to eight. It’s a 25-question, 40-minute multiple-choice exam designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.


Bahar is the third middle school math teacher to receive the award in Arizona, and the first since 1997.