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Bring Ed Zaccaro to your district for a teacher inservice, workshop, conference, or parent presentation.

Call or e-mail for more information.

(563) 583-4767

3151 Treeco Lane

Bellevue, IA 52031

Ed Zaccaro is a teacher and a popular presenter at math and gifted education conferences around the country. He has taught students of all ages and abilities and has been an advocate for gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique sense of humor, which comes through in his classes and workshops.


Ed has an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, a Masters degree in Gifted Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and is the author of ten math books for mathematically gifted children:


  • Upper Elementary Challenge Math

  • Challenge Math for the Elementary and Middle School Student

  • Primary Grade Challenge Math

  • Real World Algebra

  • The Ten Things All Future Mathematicans and Scientists Must Know (But are Rarely Taught)

  • Becoming a Problem Solving Genius

  • 25 Real Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students

  • Scammed by Statistics

  • Now you Know! Volume I & II



  • The Ten Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know (But are Rarely Taught)

  • 12 Math Problem Solving Strategies

  • Real World Algebra –Learning How to Think Algebraically

  • The 15 Most Perplexing Math Problems Ever Devised

  • Meeting the Needs of the Mathematically Gifted Child

  • Five Real-Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students


"Ed works with us to train math teachers for several of the math programs we offer. Teachers always look forward to working with him, and they give him the highest of ratings in their evaluations. Ed is known for his enthusiasm for mathematics-he motivates and challenges all of us..." 

(Catherine Blando, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education, University of Iowa)


"Our teachers were thrilled and raved about the half-day training they received with Ed .... the math committee teachers agreed unanimously that we would have Ed back again next year."

(Laura Gammons, Director of Gifted Service, Lake Forest, Illinois)

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