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.

My High & Low Moments as a Teacher, All in One Day

Yesterday capped off my fourth year as a second-career high school mathematics teacher.  Unfortunately, this past year served as my most difficult, heaping unbelievable amounts of stress upon me.  Perhaps ironically, my last day mirrored the highs and lows of … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week Notes

Last week, Teacher Appreciation Week, several teachers enlisted their classes to write and to distribute thank you notes from students to teachers.  I received several, some of which I share below.  These all made me smile. (Just because I was … Continue reading

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Great Quotations about Mathematics, Knowledge, and Learning

The following quotes were taken from the website of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).  Each of them resonated with me for one reason or another. Which is your favorite? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Great Quotations about Mathematics, Knowledge, and Learning It is … Continue reading

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