Portrait of Ted Alper

Ted Alper

Director, Stanford Math Circle

B.S., Harvard University
M.S., Stanford University

Ted Alper is the director of the Stanford Math Circle. Ted has worked at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies since the early 1990s as an instructor in secondary mathematics, university mathematics, and java programming. From 1995 to 2007, he was the head coach for the San Francisco Bay Area teams in the American Regions Mathematics League, coaching them to four national championships. He is the founder of the Polya Mathematics Competition and is the author of papers on foundations of measurement in mathematical psychology and a co-author of papers on the use of technology in mathematics education.

His awards include the Samuel Greitzer Distinguished Coaching Award from the American Regions Mathematics League, the Edith May Sliffe award for distinguished middle school mathematics teaching from the Mathematical Association of America, and the Young Investigator of the Year Award from the Society for Mathematical Psychology.

Ted has an undergraduate degree in mathematics is from Harvard University and an M.S. in mathematics from Stanford University.