Author Archives: Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

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.

Resisting Change

Thanks to Facebook’s Memories feature, I had the opportunity to revisit this post from three years ago. At that time, a friend queried me as to my thoughts on a video titled “Why is Math Different Now?” My reply provided … Continue reading

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Success in Teaching AP Calculus

As I look back on my time as a high school mathematics teacher, I am proud of what I accomplished in spite of the multitude of difficulties I encountered along the way. I’ve written about many of them in prior … Continue reading

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Joie de Vivre!

After nearly a decade teaching mathematics to high schoolers as a vocation, I recently decided that a healthier work-life balance as well as a higher level of respect is needed; sadly, both rarely present themselves to teachers in our country. … Continue reading

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