Math is not fun!

Reflections of a Second-career Math Teacher

I just completed writing my comments below for an assignment in my curricula and instruction course in my ed program.  I drank way too much tea and coffee Monday so I have not been able to get to sleep yet…so at least I am catching up on my homework!


Both of these readings tie into my statement last week in class that “math is not fun.” I did not explain my reasoning clear enough then primarily since I had just finished one of the worst days at my placement of the entire school year. Also, the social justice activity we just finished motivated me and resonated with meaningful and enlightening experience students might appreciate about one aspect of math were they to do the same, or similar, exercise.

So, where am I going? In “What’s Math Got to Do with It?” Boaler states, “I would pity those boys and…

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About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Independent consultant and junior college adjunct instructor. Former secondary math teacher who taught math intervention, algebra 1, geometry, accelerated algebra 2, precalculus, honors precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics. Prior to teaching, 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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