Elementary School Teachers and Mathematics

This isn’t an original observation, but the previous post reminded me how annoying it is that elementary school teachers are among the worst candidates to introduce children to math.

There are exceptions, but by and large the people who are drawn to the career of teaching elementary school are people who are not mathematically inclined. They often don’t like math, don’t understand math, and have chosen a career that doesn’t require them to. So these people can’t help but give children the impression that math is excruciating, and incomprehensible.

Ugh!

Comments:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s