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.

When Life Gives You Lemons…

A little over two weeks ago, I resigned from a new position as an upper level mathematics teacher at a parochial high school barely three weeks into the new academic year. In some ways, I was heartbroken; I am still … Continue reading

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What is Mathematics? The Most Misunderstood Subject

The essay, “What is Mathematics? The Most Misunderstood Subject” by Dr. Robert H. Lewis, Professor of Mathematics, Fordham University, resonates strongly with me and underscores the challenges I faced teaching mathematics in public, and private, high schools. Here are two … Continue reading

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Prepare the Student for the Path, not vice versa

A few summers ago, as I strolled along a pool deck in Moraga, CA, awaiting the start of one of my youngest son’s USA Water Polo 14U Junior Olympic qualification games, I noticed a powerful statement posted on one of … Continue reading

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