Essay on My Philosophy Of Math Education

1198 Words Dec 11th, 2014 null Page
As a teacher, my belief is that students be taught the importance of mathematics in the daily life. I also stand firm that students should also be taught important life lessons that relate to how to succeed and prepare for the future. I think that it is inevitable that students be taught basic curriculum in mathematics. I agree that concepts of Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics be taught but I also think that students should be taught mathematics that deals with finances earlier then the college level. Everyone I let know says I am crazy for going into Math education. Then I ask them about their educational history and their dislike of math stems from bad experiences. They either had a terrible teacher or believe that math serves no purpose outside of school. Therefore I think that as teachers we can change this by incorporating more engaging curriculum that teaches students the basics of our field as well as tools that can be used throughout a student’s life. Students are so fragile when they are inside our classrooms and we, as teachers, need to be able to take advantage of that and teach students to appreciative math the way we do. We as teachers are responsible for teaching the next people who are going to run our companies, government, protect our country therefore along with the curriculum we need to teach students life lessons that can help them grow as a person. They need to be able to take what we learn and apply it to real life. They also need to be able to learn…

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