The Math League was formed in 1977 by Steven R. Conrad and Daniel Flegler.
In October 1985, Steven R. Conrad and Daniel Flegler were both honored by President Ronald Reagan as recipients of Presidential awards for "Excellence in Mathematics Teaching." Mr. Conrad was the winner from New York, and Mr. Flegler the winner from New Jersey. Mr. Flegler was the 1977 recipient of Princeton University's award for "Distinguished Secondary School Teaching." Mr. Conrad and Mr. Flegler have been preparing contests for math students across North America since 1977. They have co-authored 18 books.
Steven R. Conrad taught at Roslyn High School, Roslyn, New York, from 1980 to 1998. Prior to that, he taught at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, New York and Francis Lewis High School in Flushing, New York.
He began his undergraduate education at Washington University, St. Louis. He received a B.S. from Queens College and an M.S. from Yeshiva University. He has done additional graduate study at the University of San Francisco, Fordham University, and St. John's University, where he earned a certificate in School Administration.
More than 60 of Mr. Conrad's students have been named to the honors group of the Intel National Science Talent Search for mathematics papers they have written. Six of them have finished in the top 10 nationwide. His sons are both math professors.
He was Problem Editor for The Mathematics Student Journal (an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) from 1972 to 1978 and was an associate editor of The New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal for 3 years. He has contributed problems to many journals, and has had articles published in Mathematics Magazine, The Mathematics Teacher, , American Mathematical Monthly, and Crux Mathematicorum. He is a reviewer for The Mathematics Teacher. For 4 years, Mr. Conrad was the author for the American Regions Mathematics League. He has also been the contest author for the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, and director of contests for New York City. Currently, he is the author for contests sponsored by Bergen County, New Jersey, Suffolk County, New York, and Fairfax County, Virginia. He has also authored contests for Montgomery County, Maryland and Nassau County, New York. County, New York. Mr. Conrad served for six years as a member of the committee which developed the SAT II for the College Board.
Daniel Flegler taught at Waldwick High School, Waldwick, New Jersey, from 1965 to 1991, where he served as department chairman for 11 years. Mr. Flegler received his B.A. from Brown University and his M.A. from Columbia University. He has done additional graduate work at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the University of Iowa, and Rutgers University, from which he received his certificate in educational administration.
More than 15 of Mr. Flegler's students have been named to the honors group of the Intel National Science Talent Search for mathematics papers they have written. Three of them have finished in the top 40 nationwide.
From 1972-78, Mr. Flegler served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, and was assistant editor of the New Jersey Mathematics Teacher. In addition, he has written contest problems for both New York City and Nassau County, New York. He has also directed the contests for Bergen County, New Jersey.