Endorsement of Paul A. Foerster’s textbooks by an experienced teacher
From: Mike Hansen
To: Paul A. Foerster
Subject: Greetings from AlgebraGuy
Mike Hansen here. The reason I am writing is to thank you for my career teaching Algebra in San Antonio. I may be the only math teacher anywhere who began teaching in 1984 and finished in 2021 who taught from the same textbook the entire time. That textbook is the Algebra book that you had published so many years ago. I taught from books that were originally in the black cover and included a chapter on BASIC computer programming, through the turquoise, white, and orange editions san BASIC but now including Probability and Statistics. Yesterday was my final day, so I will not have your book in hand in August. I did however recommend that they continue to use your book at the Academy (San Antonio Academy – my final gig) because it remains the best book for teaching Algebra 1. You touched/changed the lives of thousands of my students through your books, thank you.
I don’t want to bore you with the details of my career, but if you would like to talk about my experiences with your book sometime please feel free to call me.
Best wishes to you and your family,