About Professor Ed Burger
Edward Burger is Professor of Mathematics at Williams College. He is the author of over 30 research articles and 12 books. He is also the star of over 2000 entertaining mathematics videos for middle school and high school students. Burger was awarded the 2000 Northeastern Section of the MAA Award for Distinguished Teaching and 2001 MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo National Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics.
The MAA named him the 2001-2003 Polya Lecturer. He was awarded the 2003 Residence Life Teaching Award from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2004 he was awarded Mathematical Association of America's Chauvenet Prize and in 2006 he was a recipient of the Lester R. Ford Prize. In 2007 and 2008 he received two awards for his video work. In 2007 Williams College awarded him the Nelson Bushnell Prize for Scholarship and Teaching. Burger is an associate editor of the American Mathematical Monthly and Math Horizons Magazine and serves as a Trustee of the Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2006, Reader's Digest listed Burger in their annual "100 Best of America" as America's Best Math Teacher. In 2010 he appeared on a mathematics segment for NBC-TV on the Today Show and throughout the 2010 Winter Olympic coverage. He recently was named the winner of the 2010 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching---the largest ($250,000) and most prestigious prize in higher education teaching and scholarship across all disciplines in the English speaking world.
About Burger Math
As a college professor, a well-known and well-respected textbook author and an instructor for digital math textbooks produced by Thinkwell, Professor Burger’s instruction has helped countless math students. The Burger Math site was created to enable even more students to have access to Professor Burger’s quality instruction via hundreds of video lessons that walk students through every important mathematical concept and technique in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra II, College Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. All lessons on the site feature Professor Burger and his unique and engaging style of instruction that draws heavily on verbal explanations, visual demonstrations and specific examples. Once purchased, any video lesson the site can be watched online (as many times as needed) or downloaded for offline use. The site is neatly organized by subject area, and bundles of related lessons are packaged together for students looking for more comprehensive topical coverage.
Burger Math is an indispensable resource for students across the country that need homework help or would benefit from alternative explanations to concepts and methodologies that they don’t fully grasp. As all math courses have a tendency to build concepts on top of other concepts, understanding everything in a math course is absolutely critical to continued success (and good grades). Burger Math was developed to make sure students have a go-to resource that they can rely upon to review older techniques and get additional instruction on new ones. Videos showcased on the site are excerpted from Professor Burger’s comprehensive digital textbook courses made possible by Thinkwell, and the underlying store functionality of the site is powered by MindBites, the online video marketplace and video commerce platform.