Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Robert Gerver, Ph.D. is an engaging and dynamic presenter, and a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. Robert brings extensive, practical secondary math teaching experience to his seminars. In 2017, Robert was inducted into his state’s Math Educators Hall of Fame for his contributions to the profession. Robert is a regular speaker at state, regional and national math educator conferences and is known for his practical, relevant and effective approaches for helping struggling math students.

Over the years he has created numerous original math courses, many of which have become textbooks. Robert has authored twenty-five mathematics books and numerous journal articles on topics ranging from remedial middle school mathematics to Advanced Placement mathematics. Robert’s articles have been featured in numerous NCTM publications. His math research program, Writing Math Research Papers, received the Chevron Best Practices in Education Award. Robert is also the author of, Building the Skill and Confidence Levels of Your Struggling Math Students, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

I loved all the ideas that I can immediately use in my classroom to help my struggling students. Thanks so much!”

“This was the best seminar I’ve attended in a very long time. I really appreciated learning so many practical, field-tested strategies.”

“Robert was so engaging. I appreciated his upbeat, positive outlook, experience, and his sincere desire to help disenfranchised mathematics students succeed.”

Robert’s love for mathematics and struggling math students comes through in every word he utters!”

I can’t wait to get back to my classroom and implement these strategies!”

The activities that Dr. Gerver presented were phenomenal—I definitely plan to use them ASAP.”

“Today really energized me—there were so many useful and creative activities presented—I am so glad I attended!”

I can’t believe how much interesting mathematics I learned in this session—it went far beyond just superb teaching strategies.”

“With so many new initiatives and buzz words in education, it is refreshing and reassuring to see an educator simplify the message, and back it up with terrific resources I can implement immediately.”

Robert was absolutely inspiring—his extensively field-tested strategies and activities will help me reach my struggling students much more effectively.”

“It was such a treat to learn so many effective strategies while smiling through it all. Robert is as funny as he is talented.”