A Brief History of My Experiences Learning Math

THis was originally posted in October 2010 when pursuing my teaching credential…

Reflections of a Second-career Math Teacher

Another posting of something I wrote over the summer while starting my teacher education program.

A Brief History of My Experiences Learning Math

Math has never been a favorite subject of mine and I have never been the insightful mathematician; I struggle even today with challenging, abstract math problems. I excel at math problems that require use of traditional problem solving methodologies though. My passion is to help those who might shy away from math, or feel like I used to about math, so they can build confidence in their own mathematical capabilities, at some level. Ideally they will far exceed the minimum necessary to pass the UC “A through G” requirements; however, even for those who may not succeed passing those requirements, for whatever reason, I hope to enable them to increase their self-image concerning their math skills and when ready, confidently tackle problems of a mathematical nature they…

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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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