Johnny Lott, discusses his educational background, coming to the University of Montana to teach in the Department of Mathematical Sciences in 1974, and the New Math movement. He describes the development of the department at the University of Montana, the collegiality among the faculty, and his colleagues especially Gloria Conyers Hewitt and Howard Reinhardt. Lott talks about the development of the department’s Ph.D. program and the grants he and his colleagues administered, including the EMME Program, the IMPACT Program, and the SIMMS Project. He recalls the particular challenges of creating a mathematics curriculum for Montana, the relationship between math and technology, and his opinions on how to define and develop mathematical literacy within the state.
Mathematics Education, University of Montana; University of Montana Department of Mathematical Sciences; Gloria Conyers Hewitt; Howard Reinhardt
University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 408, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound file (1:22:22 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (44 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 408-24.mp3; OH408-024.pdf
Lott, Johnny, "Johnny Lott Interview, July 27, 2006" (2006). University of Montana Oral History Project. 14.