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Mathematics educator

Paul Elmer Pontius, American mathematics educator. Recipient John H. Shary award JohnH. Shary Foundation, 1952; National Science Foundation grantee, 1963; recipient Merit award Pan American U., 1982, 83. Member American Mathematics Association Two Year Colls., Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi.

Background

Pontius, Paul Elmer was born on February 14, 1934 in Algonac, Michigan, United States. Son of Elmer Wallace and Aileen Grace (Endelman) Pontius.

Education

Graduate Pan Am; student guides.

Career

Teacher mathematics La Joya High School (Texas), 1956-1961, McAllen High School (Texas), 1961-1964, Pensacola Junior College (Florida), 1965-1966. Instructor mathematics Pan American U., Edinburg, Texas, 1966-1977, assistant professor, since 1977. Consultant to publications including Academic Press, Scott Foresman, Wadeworth, Brooks/Cole, Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, others.

Active Valley Astronomical Association, Rio Grande Valley Association for Gifted/Talented Children.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author student guides.

Politics

The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

Views

In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.

Membership

Member American Mathematics Association Two Year Colls., Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi.

Connections

Married Louise Rutherford, December 15, 1973.

father:
Elmer Wallace Pontius

mother:
Aileen Grace (Endelman) Pontius

spouse:
Louise Rutherford