Carol V. McCamman, 69, who taught mathematics in D.C. high schools for 33 years before she retired in 1969, died Thursday at her sister's home in Washington after an apparent heart attack.
Miss McCamman was born in Oakland, Calif. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of California at Berkeley, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
She moved to this area in 1934 and began teaching mathematics at McKinley High School in 1936. She later taught at Western and the old Veteran's high school before transferring to Coolidge High School, where she taught for nearly 20 years and served for a time as head of the mathematics department, before retiring.
In 1959 Miss McCamman received the Washington Academy of Sciences' Teaching Award. She was cited as a "superb teacher who stimulated both the gifted and the slow students."
Miss McCamman also lectured at Catholic University between 1947 and 1967.
During the summer of 1955, she worked for the Eduational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. on mathematics test construction.
Miss McCamman spent the summers of 1963-64 as member of a writing team at Stanford University's mathematics study group, which was developing what became known as "new math" that swept the nation's classrooms during the 1960s.
She was managing editor of "Mathematics Teacher," the journal of the National Coucil of Teachers of Mathematics, from 1969 to 1975.
Miss McCamman had herved as president of tre Washington Teachers Union and the D.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
She belonged to a number of professional organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of America, and the National Education Association.
Miss McCamman was a resident of Washington.
She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy F. McCamman, of Washington, and Mabel M. Winkelman, of Alameda, Calif.