Every educator in a teaching environment is bound to encounter a student or two who hates math. Reasons stem from its complexities with numbers and squiggles that give birth into formulas running across blackboards and often not fitting the allocated space. Some dread the need to commit these monstrosities to memory whereas others have no inkling on where or how to apply them to problems splashed across their work books.
To deliver effective mathematics education without causing his charges to run down the halls and scream in terror, a teacher needs to employ creative methods of teaching. Otherwise, learning processes imposed by archaic educational policies become a means to an end of completing the education cycle. Since the ability to learn evolves through the various age levels, the skill and know-how to deliver this task needs to be tailored to achieve maximum penetration. Younger students may benefit from visual representations to solve the mystery on the number of apples in Suzy’s safekeeping after a shopping trip to the store.
Adding to the ante is the infamous challenge to work out train arrival times based on given speeds and distances. By applying a range of techniques to solve the same problem, students learn the ability to look at it from various angles yet reaching similar goals. This then expands the mind to think out routes to solve life’s puzzles as part of their developmental growth.
Other than teaching the subject, professionals trained in mathematics education also gather statistics for the purpose of continual assessment. By observing how the teaching and comprehension of the subject matures through the generations, the importance of math in life becomes more apparent. Qualification in this expertise also allows the educator to branch into other career options. Research and spearheading educational policies are possible areas of advancement. Others may opt for a doctorate degree to instruct other educators at a tertiary level.