Math Education

You know the 10,000 hour rule, that claims one can become an expert in various subjects by devoting approximately 10K hours to that task?

Is there anything you qualify as an expert in, yet? For me, the best candidate is something that strikes fear in the hearts of many: math education.

I’ve worked with hundreds of math students, starting with peers–from elementary school, through my graduate years. Adulthood, for me, was not a change in occupation, but a change in my relative age to a typical student. These days, my students are generally classified as secondary (so, middle and high school kiddos), but they may have cognitive or emotional skills more along elementary school levels.

To quote Helga Hufflepuff, “I’ll teach the lot–and treat them just the same.”

Current favorite topics include educating children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and related disorders, and developing foundational skills. What interests you when it comes to math education? Comment below!

2 thoughts on “Math Education”

  1. My biggest hobby in mathematics these days is attempting to overturn or expand upon long-held conservative beliefs in science using rigorous mathematical proofs and creative thinking and writing.

    1. You might get along with Susanna’s husband, who wrote up a paper about why E=MC^2 was wrong all along.

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