Evan M. Maletsky

  • 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

    Evan M. Maletsky

    Montclair, New Jersey

    Evan Maletsky's many contributions to the mathematics education community include significant studies of visualization, geometry, and fractals. Maletsky began his career as a mathematics and physics teacher in Hillsdale, New Jersey. He has taught mathematics and mathematics education courses at Montclair State University since 1957 and at the time of this writing is currently professor emeritus at the university, where he has received the Teachers in Excellence Award and the Distinguished Teacher Award and was named Outstanding Mathematics Educator. 

    Maletsky has served as an instructor for middle school mathematics teachers in an extensive algebra initiative in Newark, New Jersey. He has also been an instructor in a summer leadership program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in discrete mathematics at Rutgers University and has taught at several other NSF-funded summer teacher enhancement institutes on fractal geometry at Florida Atlantic University.

    Maletsky has authored or coauthored numerous chapters, books, and textbook series. He was also a contributor to NCTM's Navigations Series -in particular, Navigating through Measurement in Grades 9-12 .

    Maletsky has been a member of NCTM and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) for over 50 years. He has served on the executive council of AMTNJ and as editor of its quarterly journal, The New Jersey Mathematics Teache r. He is a past editor of the "Activities" section of NCTM's high school journal, Mathematics Teacher, and designed and served as the first editor of the Council's Student Math Notes.