What’s it like to be a math teacher?

Feb 27, 2014, 12:00 PM | Updated: 12:00 pm

What’s it like being a teacher? In America, all too often, it’s a thankless, underpaid career.

What’s it like being a math teacher? Just ask one what’s it like being introduced at a cocktail party. Welcome to membership in Lepers Anonymous.

It’s not that people don’t like math teachers. It’s just that so many of us don’t like math! And that is evident in comparative academic scores with too many other nations.

Dr. Ted Coe, who has spent a great deal of his career in a math classroom, feels strongly that math can be an exciting, dynamic subject but that the people who teach it, must be the same. Are you convinced?

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What’s it like to be a math teacher?