Midstate Teacher of the Year talks math on ‘MTSU On the Record’

An MTSU doctoral student who was chosen Teacher of the Year for the Middle Tennessee grand division was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Kyle Prince

Kyle Prince

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Kyle Prince first aired Nov. 9 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation below.

The Tennessee Department of Education bestowed the honor upon Prince Sept. 24 at a banquet in Nashville.Tennessee flag web

Prince, an algebra II teacher at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, is pursuing his doctorate in math education at MTSU.

The title also includes appointment to the state’s Teacher Advisory Council, a group of 12 teachers who meet quarterly to discuss ideas for improving education in Tennessee and hosting roundtable discussions with other educators from around the state.

When it comes to capturing the interest of students who find math impossibly challenging, Prince said, “I really think it just comes down to finding an interest of theirs that relates to some piece of mathematics that you’re doing … and then showing them how it’s used in the real world in whatever career they go into.”

Prince also has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics from the National Science Foundation.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.