Ivars Peterson received his education from the University of Toronto, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in physics and chemistry) and a Bachelor of Education degree. He taught high school science and mathematics for eight years. In 1980, he left teaching to obtain a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He served as an intern at Peterson’s first book, He has collaborated with his wife, Nancy Henderson, on two books introducing selected topics in contemporary mathematics to children of middle-school age: In 1991, Ivars Peterson received the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award recognizing him for his "exceptional ability and sustained effort in communicating mathematics to a general audience." During the spring semester of 2008, Ivars Peterson served as the Basler Chair of Excellence for the Integration of the Arts, Rhetoric, and Science at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, where he taught a course on "Communicating Mathematics." He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family. INTERVIEWS Strongly Connected Components (Samuel Hansen) podcast (March 11, 2010) Putting Math into Words (Melissa Hartman, Forum on Education: Profile of a Science Writer (August 1995) |

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