Posamentier, Alfred S. 1942–

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Posamentier, Alfred S. 1942–

PERSONAL: Born October 18, 1942, in New York, NY; son of Ernest and Alice (Pisk) Posamentier; children: Lisa J. Perlman, David R. Education: Hunter College of the City University of New York, A.B., 1964, M.A., 1966; attended Yeshiva University, 1967–69; Fordham University, Ph.D., 1973; University of Vienna, Doktorat Nostrifizierung, 1992.

ADDRESSES: Home—634 Caruso Ln., River Vale, NJ 07675; fax: 201-664-0770.

CAREER: Writer, mathematician, and educator. High school mathematics teacher in New York, NY, 1964–70; City College of the City University of New York, professor of mathematics education, 1970–, director of international exchange programs, 1983–, dean of School of Education, 1999–. Visiting professor at Technical University of Vienna, University of Vienna, Humboldt University, Federal Pedagogical Academy, Vienna, Austria, University of Warsaw, and Technical University of Berlin. Part-time supervisor of mathematics and science at a high school in Mamaroneck, NY, 1976–79. Demarest Board of Education, trustee, 1977–80.

MEMBER: Mathematical Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, School Science and Mathematics Association, American Austrian Educational Cooperation Association, New Jersey Association of Teachers of Mathematics, Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New York City (member of executive board, 1965–67).

AWARDS, HONORS: Named honorary fellow, University of the South Bank, 1988; Fulbright scholar, University of Vienna, 1990; Austrian National Medal of Honor, 1994; Vienna Medal of Distinction, 1996; decorated Austrian University Professor, president of Federal Republic of Austria, 1999; named honorary fellow, University of Applied Science, Berlin, Germany, 2002; named honorary fellow, Vienna University of Technology, 2003; Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art first class, 2004.


A Study Guide for the Scholastic Aptitude Test Mathematics Section, Allyn & Bacon Publishing (Boston, MA), 1968, 3rd edition, 1983.

(With J.H. Banks and R.L. Bannister) Geometry: Its Elements and Structure, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1972, 2nd edition, 1977.

(With J. Stepelman) Teaching Secondary School Mathematics: Techniques and Enrichment Units, Charles E. Merrill Publishing (Columbus, OH), 1981, 6th edition, 2002, 7th edition, in press.

(With G.H. Elgarten and S.E. Moresh) Using Computers in Mathematics, Addison-Wesley Publishing (Menlo Park, CA), 1983, 2nd edition, 1986.

(With G.H. Elgarten) Using Computers: Programming and Problem Solving, Addison-Wesley Publishing (Menlo Park, CA), 1984.

(With W. Wernick) Advanced Geometric Constructions, Dale Seymour Publications (White Plains, NY), 1988.

(With C.T. Salkind) Challenging Problems in Geometry, Dale Seymour Publications (White Plains, NY), 1988.

Arbeitsmaterialien: Mathematik, Ernst Klett Schul-buchverlag (Stuttgart, Germany), 1994.

(With C.T. Salkind) Challenging Problems in Algebra, Dale Seymour Publications (White Plains, NY), 1996.

Students! Get Ready for the Mathematics for SAT I: Problem-Solving Strategies and Practice Tests, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1996.

(With S. Krulik) Teachers! Prepare Your Students for the Mathematics for SAT I: Methods and Problem-Solving Strategies, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1996.

(With I. Lewisch) Wörterbuch für den Mathematik—Unterricht, Oldenbourg Verlag (Vienna, Austria), 1996.

The Art of Problem Solving: A Resource for the Mathematics Teacher, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1996.

(With H. Hartman and C. Kaiser) Tips for the Mathematics Teacher: Research-Based Strategies to Help Students Learn, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1998.

(With S. Krulik) Problem-Solving Strategies for Efficient and Elegant Solutions, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1998.

Making Geometry Come Alive, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 2000.

Making Pre-Algebra Come Alive, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 2000.

Making Algebra Come Alive, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 2000.

(With Herbert A. Hauptman) 101 Great Ideas for Introducing Key Concepts in Mathematics, Corwin Press (Thousand Oaks, CA), 2001.

Advanced Euclidean Geometry: Excursions for Secondary Teachers and Students, Key College Publishing (Emeryville, CA), 2002.

Math Wonders to Inspire Teachers and Students, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Alexandria, VA), 2002.

Math Charmers: Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind, Prometheus Books (Amherst, NY), 2003.

Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number, Prometheus Books (Amherst, NY), 2004.

Progress in Mathematics, Sadlier-Oxford (New York, NY), six volumes, in press.

Contributor to books, including Enrichment Topics for Secondary School Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1988; and Education in the Age of Information: The Challenge of Technology, edited by Carl Payne, Manchester University Press, 1993. Contributor to magazines and newspapers, including Mathematics Teacher, School Science and Mathematics, New York Sun, and Education Update.