Seeking Christ through the teaching of mathematics

I taught in a government school for eight years and was periodically asked the question, “why do I need to know this?” or “when will I ever use this?” My current students are too respectful to ask the questions, so sometimes I ask it for them since I know some are pondering it. On the … Continue reading

Being mathematically oriented I find myself being preoccupied with order and efficiency. I prefer to spend my time thinking about how to complete a task more efficiently rather than diving in and completing the task. When I recognized that I had an aversion to collecting homework I started to ask myself questions like… What is … Continue reading

I’d be surprised if I was the only teacher to have students that show sloppy, disorganized work (see content). It would be relatively easy for me to tell my students exactly how I want their work presented and require this specific presentation form. But what happens when my students have a different math teacher. Perhaps … Continue reading

When meeting with a class at the beginning of any given year I’m almost always asked in some form, “How much work do we need to show?” Generally students seem to want this question answered so they aren’t doing more work than necessary, which mathematically is a pretty good idea. My answer is almost invariably, … Continue reading