National Geographic : 2001 Sep
Everyone loves Dr. Gavioli's recipe for pi. Carefully combine pi poster contests, pi history, pi word problems, and pi jokes. Then top it all off with a pie-eating contest. That's how Dr. Mary Ann Gavioli spices up a math topic that could otherwise be dry and bland. But Dr. Gavioli's class isn't all fun and games; her students often score in the top percentiles in math contests at the state and national level. For cooking up innovative approaches to teaching math, State Farm is pleased to present Dr. Mary Ann Gavioli with our Good Neighbor Teacher Award'" and to donate $10,000 to Clarkstown High School South in West Nyack, New York. STATE FARM INSUIANCI Good Neighbor Teacher Award'T STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois statefarm.com * AOL Keyword: State Farm The Good NeighborTeacher Award was developed in cooperation with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.