From the article: Top 10 Concerns of Math Teachers
What are your top concerns as a math teacher? What troubles you? What is unique about your curriculum that you just wish teachers from other curriculum areas understood? Share your thoughts here. Share Your Top Concerns
- READING, WRITING AND SPEAKING READING We have to train our learners on how to read mathematical messages. When messages are read wrongly the learners also receive improper interpretations. How would you read ln20?Lawn 20!,sin 20 is the sin of this number 20?Can numbers sin? WRITING Symbols are frequently used in teaching mathematics. The summation signs, the shorthand symbols, extra, must also be taught as we want to achieve simple level objectives SPEAKING Who said mathematicians can not be politicians who are trained to speak the truth and the truth only. Can 24 =8?What definition is used here? In some fields of study this can be accepted as a correct answer by some members of a community. Then the mathematicians will call this is training CORRUPTED members of a particular society. They do not care about TRUTH! Let mathematicians be trained to speak too.
- —Guest MR WILSON MGAMBO NTULO
- In my sgturgle to stay awake I read thru Betsy s shared items. Lea, did you read the study on the value of kindergarten? It concluded that kindergarten teachers are worth $320,000 a year! There is proof of the disconnect in our culture
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- Really the concern of maths teachers are still more. The attitude of the parents/guardians/wardens is critical. They spearhead blame game against the teacher for failure or undesirable outcome of mathematics.
- —Guest KHAGESWAR RAO K
Math is not just numbers
- As a profession I find that we neglect the teaching of translation. There is a process to go through to get from a word problem to a collection of variables, equations and constants. Very often, we neglect to cover this key step. The result is students who are extremely adept with manipulating numbers or formulas but who are utterly unable to apply their skills outside the math classroom.
- —Guest universityprof