Author Archives: Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

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.

“I love math!” – Igniting a Passion for Mathematics without Getting Burned in the Process

I awoke this morning to the email subject line: I love math!  The email was sent by a former AP Calculus student presently attending UC Berkeley.  Her words were encouraging and welcomed.  Additionally, the similarity between her professor, and his … Continue reading

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Reimagining the U.S. High School: An Open Letter to Laurene Powell Jobs

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Dear Mrs. Laurene Powell Jobs: I commend you for initiating a national challenge to transform the comprehensive high school into a Super School and putting $50 million on the…

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Research? We don’t need no stinking research!

Originally posted on Reflections of a Second-career Math Teacher:
Posting my comments to Larry Cuban in response to his post titled “Evidence: The Case of the Common Core Standards.”  Larry shines a spotlight on the lack of research behind the…

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