The Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics – The Beginning
In August 1960, a group of about forty educators met at Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia to review a new set of programmed instruction materials. A number of supervisors or directors of mathematics from state education agencies were among those participating in the review. Twenty-one of these mathematics leaders attended an impromptu breakfast meeting on August 27th to explore the possibility of forming an organization of state supervisors of mathematics. The consensus of these visionaries was to organize immediately and to hold the first meeting of this new organization prior of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Thirty-nine persons, representing 25 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the United States Department of Education, became the charter members of the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics at the first annual meeting in Chicago on April 4-5, 1961.