Monday, October 4, 2010
Born to Teach
Gerhard was an exceptional teacher who managed to turn mathematics into a fascinating subject for all his students including non majors. His natural gift for teaching was accompanied by a very early training. When he was ten years old his math teacher recognized his genius and habitually taught class by carrying on a conversation with the young boy. The teacher asked questions and Gerhard answered explaining the subject to his classmates. He knew how to capture his audience with clarity of mind and a subtle sense of humor. His nick name in school was "Spassl" (Fun).