Herb Gross has over 50 years of teaching experience in diverse settings ranging from Central Prison's Death
Row in Raleigh, North Carolina to MIT's Center for Advanced Engineering Study where he produced the critically acclaimed video
course “Calculus Revisited". He has a long list of achievements, especially in the area of community college
mathematics where he has developed a highly acclaimed approach for helping adult learners overcome their innumeracy problem.
Among his achievements are:
• Founding Chair
of the Mathematics Department at Corning (NY) Community College (1958 -1968). Pioneer in distance learning
in 1959 when he taught a calculus course for high
school students via Corning's Educational Television Network.
• Founding president of the New York State Mathematics Association
of Two Year Colleges (NYSMATC - 1967).
• Founding president of the American Mathematics Association
of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC - 1974).
• Senior Lecturer at the M. I. T. Center for Advanced Engineering Study (1968 - 1973),
where he developed the “Calculus Revisited” program, consisting of a series of 83 video- taped lectures
and 17 volumes of study guides. To date, over 50,000 scientists, engineers and technicians on six continents to learn or to
review the essentials of calculus have used the program.
• The “Calculus
Revisited” video course appears on MIT’s OpenCourseWare website in 2011. Despite its black-and-white-talking-head
format it has attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers, many of who rank it as the best mathematics course they have ever
• Founding Chairperson of the Mathematics
Department at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts, where he remained until his retirement (1973 - 2003,
• Named the nation's Outstanding Community
College Instructor by the American Association of Community College Trustees (1986).
• Special consultant to the Chancellor of the Minnesota Community College System,
helping the state establish a Center for Excellence in Teaching (1988).
• Instituted a version of the “Gateway to Arithmetic” program that received the endorsement
of both the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges and the North Carolina Department of Correction, to serve as a
vehicle for improving students' self-image as well as their mathematical skills. (Summers from 1989
Since his retirement in 2003 he has been giving workshops to elementary school
teachers and has been instrumental in developing his websites, www.mathasasecondlanguage.com,
www.adjectivenounmath.com and www.lovemath.org where his videos, PowerPoints
and other written material in arithmetic and basic algebras for anyone to use free of charge have been posted.