Christopher Freeman, middle school math teacher, has died


Berk Oto, Assistant Editor

Christopher Freeman, a Lab middle school math teacher, died this morning after an extended illness. Mr. Freeman had not been at school teaching for the 2019-20 school year.

Mr. Freeman began teaching at Lab in 1994 and was a parent of a U-High senior and two Lab alumni.

The high school counseling office will be available all day for student, staff and faculty support. A banner is available to leave a message of support. Faculty has been instructed to be understanding if students are unable to attend class.

Mr. Freeman earned a Bachelor of Arts in math and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Chicago. He coached the middle school math teams. During summers and after school, he led enrichment activities in math and historical games, notably about World War II. 

He authored three books: “Nim: Variations and Strategies,” “Drawing Stars and Building Polyhedra” and “Hands-On Geometry: Constructions with Straightedge and Compass.”

No information about funeral arrangements has been provided.

This story will be updated as details become available.