Life lessons in math
Leader in Action Olivia Rike-Norman’s interests in both teaching and math are adding up to scholarships, symposiums and success
Precision. Patience. Practice. You’ll need them all if you want to be great at math.
That was a lesson UND senior and Mathematics and Secondary Education major Olivia Rike-Norman learned from her Grandma Else.
Grandma Else, aka Else Rike, has a proven track record.
“She’s my idol. She’s so smart. She’s 99 and still does taxes by hand for about 60 clients a year,” Norman said. “She’s one of my biggest supporters, and she’s so invested in my academic career.”
UND Today’s Janelle Vonasek has more of Olivia’s story.