Evolution of Math Understanding: A Student’s Perspective

One of my AP Calculus AB students created the following drawing.  It adorns the outside of her course binder for all to see.  I share it with my readers with her permission.

While “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I will not use nearly as many to describe it, or its genesis.  I will say she, and her classmates from two periods, realized that calculus was a different type of math class two weeks into the fall semester.  Fortunately for her, she successfully scaled what seemed an insurmountable cliff face.  With just over two weeks to go for the AP Exam, she is well on her way to passing the exam, and heading off to college.

Thank goodness for students like her who put life into perspective overcoming challenges with determined effort.

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About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Secondary math teacher teaching math intervention, algebra 1, honors precalculus, and AP Calculus AB. I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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