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Steve Kocmoud uses a projector to display a recent calculus lesson in his second-floor high school classroom. (Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)

High school’s Steve Kocmoud ending 35 years of ‘speaking math’

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Math teacher Steve Kocmoud isn’t one to toot his own horn about his students’ success, so, appropriately enough, a string of numbers will have to do it for him.


Over the last nine years, 72 percent of his 422 Hudson High School students have hit the top score of 5 on the national Advanced Placement Calculus Exam, which helps determine their freshman status in college.

Another 19 percent tallied a 4 on the test, and 6 percent got the minimum passing score of 3.

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Chuck Nowlen
Chuck Nowlen joined the Star-Observer team as a business, township and general-assignment reporter in April, 2014 after a three-decade career in newspapers and magazines, and as a newsroom-management/business-planning consultant.
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