Hart's Teaching Experience

Bill Hart, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Macomb Community College, taught full time at MCC from 1964 to June 2010. His teaching schedule for those forty-six years included Math for Education, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Trigonometry, and Algebra.

Hart continues to teach mathematics. His traveling math road show "Math With Hart: The Joy, Wonder, and Fun of Mathematics" continues to teach and entertain K-12 audiences, families at evening programs, and share with fellow teachers at workshops. Hart began giving these K-12 assemblies in 1990, scheduling them around his MCC teaching responsibilities. These programs are also offered at libraries in various formats. The version for Senior Citizens was titled, "The Whimsical Side of Math" by a Grosse Pointe librarian. Her letter explaining how the seniors reacted is posted on this website.

 Hart was the first MCC faculty member to receive the Excellence In Teaching Award when the college began its recognition program in 1989. Later that year, Hart was named Michigan's Professor of the Year 1989-1990 by C.A.S.E. Washington D.C.

 During his 46 years at MCC, Hart occasionally taught Math for Education at Wayne State University and Precalculus at Mercy College.  He also taught mathematics for a half year to elementary students in Project S.E.E.D. (Special Education for the Economically Disadvantaged),  and served on a committee in Iowa City, Iowa, writing math questions for A.C.T. Hart has been   keynote speaker and presenter at several educational conferences.

 While serving on Macomb's "Common Curricular Outcomes" committee, Hart did a survey on Numeracy/Innumeracy and prepared a report, giving suggestions on how instructors in any discipline could weave quantitative literacy into their courses, and how "Writing to Learn Mathematics" can be incorporated into any math course.

 Hart's nonprofit  "Argentine Book Project" placed 84,000 donated textbooks in Argentine schools and libraries. This labor of love involved several MCC colleagues, teacher friends in K-12 schools, friends and family.  Special thanks to fellow trumpet player and World War II veteran Ray Brennan for his work on the book project. Ray has attended more Math With Hart programs than anyone on the planet, except for Bill Hart.

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