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.

Are We Too Soft on Our Students?

“The Corps has…” This lesser known phrase, uttered frequently by members of the Long Gray Line, graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, reminisces about the perceived softness present at the Academy in the eyes of the … Continue reading

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Pedagogical Praise for Mr. Math Teacher

The recent vernal equinox brings not only more sunshine to my day outside of my classroom, but to the time I spend within.  The week after I set my clocks forward an hour, former students of mine started to descend … Continue reading

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Breakfast Club 2.0 Postscript

After serving an additional morning of Saturday school, I received an encouraging email from a parent of one of the students I supervised.  The email thanked me for engaging the young man in a serious discussion about his essay on … Continue reading

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