Marie S. Wilcox

Marie S. Wilcox (died September 29, 1995) was an American high school mathematics teacher and textbook author who served as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Education and careerEdit

Wilcox was a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington,[1] and taught mathematics at George Washington Community High School and Thomas Carr Howe Community High School in Indianapolis from 1927 until retiring in 1969.[2] She served as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics from 1954 to 1956.[3]

After retiring, she moved to Florida, where she died on September 29, 1995.[2]

BooksEdit

Wilcox was the author or coauthor of textbooks in mathematics including:

  • Algebra, First Course (with John R. Mayor, Prentice-Hall, 1956)[4]
  • Algebra, Second Course (with John R. Mayor, Prentice-Hall, 1957)[5]
  • Mathematics, a Modern Approach (with John E. Yarnelle, Addison-Wesley, 1963)[6]
  • Basic Modern Mathematics (with John E. Yarnelle, Addison-Wesley, 1964)[7]
  • Contemporary Algebra, First Course (with John R. Mayor, Prentice-Hall, 1965)[8]
  • Contemporary Algebra, Second Course (with John R. Mayor, Prentice-Hall, 1965)[9]
  • Mathematics, a Modern Approach, Second Course (Addison-Wesley, 1966)[10]
  • Basic Algebra (Addison-Wesley, 1977)[11]

RecognitionEdit

Wilcox was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1956.[12] An award for female mathematics students at Indiana University, the Marie S. Wilcox Scholarship, is named for Wilcox.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Marie S. Wilcox Scholarship", Scholarships & Awards, Indiana University Bloomington Department of Mathematics, retrieved 2021-04-21
  2. ^ a b "Briefly", The Indianapolis Star, p. 56, 6 October 1995, retrieved 2021-04-21 – via Newspapers.com
  3. ^ History of the NCTM Board, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, retrieved 2021-04-21
  4. ^ Review of Algebra, First Course: Charles Brumfiel, The Mathematics Teacher, JSTOR 27955233
  5. ^ Reviews of Algebra, Second Course: Werner E. Brand, The Clearing House, JSTOR 30181794; Charles Brumfiel, The Mathematics Teacher, JSTOR 27955533
  6. ^ Review of Mathematics, a Modern Approach: Karl S. Kalman, The Mathematics Teacher, JSTOR 27956985
  7. ^ Review of Basic Modern Mathematics: Ann C. Peters, The Arithmetic Teacher, JSTOR 41186893
  8. ^ Review of Contemporary Algebra, First Course: Donald F. Devine, The Mathematics Teacher, JSTOR 27957655
  9. ^ Review of Contemporary Algebra, Second Course: Arnold Petersen, The Mathematics Teacher, JSTOR 27957656
  10. ^ Review of Mathematics, a Modern Approach, Second Course: Julia Adkins, The Mathematics Teacher, JSTOR 27958114
  11. ^ Review of Basic Algebra: Ada Booth, The Mathematics Teacher, JSTOR 27960944
  12. ^ Historic Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science, retrieved 2021-04-21