Math is a language that we use to describe reality and solve problems!
Too many students think of math as an arcane set of formulas that you have to learn and if you recite them correctly you get the answer like magic. I focus on building both "lower order" thinking (adding, memorizing formulas) with higher order thinking (problem solving, critical thinking, analyzing and explaining) so the students gets "fluent" is reading, writing and speaking math. I often use ongoing projects as a way to tie information together and to better assess skills and progress.
I just finished my MS in education I have 3 years experience as a sub (all subjects and levels) and 1 year as a algebra teacher. I spent 10 years as a civil engineer in charge of all aspects of project development, and it has made a huge impact on the way I teach. I am super personable and energetic and love helping people improve. Hope to talk to you soon!
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