people often wonder what it means to be doing mathematics.
To me, doing mathematics is getting involved
and participating in the learning of mathematics. I
think that it is a requirement to “get your hands dirty” and
really get involved in mathematics in order to do mathematics. In chapter 1 of our textbook, the author
discusses different ways of doing mathematics, which include problem
reasoning and proof, communications, connections, and representation. Each of these are different ways to do and
understand mathematics, but in order to be effective in doing math, all
ways must coincide with one another. I
think that in order to effectively do mathematics, one must be able to
the above stated and use them in mathematics.
mathematics is when the student, either young or old, fully understands
mathematical concepts taught. There is
more to mathematics than just learning, though. One
must be able to apply the concepts learned to have a full
understanding of what math really is.
Math does not just stop in doing math or learning math because
everywhere. You must do the math to
learn it and you must also learn the math to do it.
I think that learning mathematics can happen in the classroom,
the street, or in a restaurant; mathematics is something that can be
anywhere at anytime.
mathematics is being able to have students understand the method and
it. If a math lesson is taught
the students will remember the processes as time passes.
The students may forget formulas, but they
will always remember the mathematical processes if the lesson was
effectively. It is important to have a
genuine love for mathematics when teaching it, too, because one’s
reflected in teaching. One lesson may
inspire a student to also love mathematics.
Therefore, when teaching mathematics, we must always show our
and excitement for the subject that we also love most.
was always my best subject when I was in elementary and middle school. I started to enjoy mathematics more as I got
older, but especially when I got to high school. I
am not exactly sure when I knew I wanted to teach mathematics;
I just knew that I wanted to teach in a middle school.
I initially wanted to teach science, but
decided that I wanted to teach mathematics instead because that was the
that I really enjoyed. In looking back,
I always had poor math teachers in middle school. I
think this is one of the main reasons of why I want to teach
middle school math; I feel that I can make a difference in students
towards math at that age level and hopefully inspire them to continue
mathematics in the future.
teaching middle school mathematics, I hope to inspire many students and
in them a love for mathematics. I hope
that I can help my students gain a better understanding and
mathematics, which I think is one of my biggest goals once I begin to
teach. I will be pleased with myself if
I make a difference in the life of one student both mathematically and
personally. Another major goal is to
have all of my students continue with mathematics in their future, and
hopefully take higher-level math courses in both high school and
college. I think that it would be very
too, to check with students once they have gone to college and see how
math class influenced them to take the path that they decided to take. Overall, I am excited to become a middle
school math teacher. I hope that I can
inspire students to love mathematics as much as I do, and also teach
them in a
way that they will never forget.