First and foremost, my mom sparked my interest in math. She is an accountant by trade and has always made sure I understood how to record, analyze and calculate numbers. I can remember her teaching me about my multiplication tables very early.
"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple."
Chief Operating Officer
Guide Software Company
First and foremost, my mom sparked my interest in math. She is an accountant by trade and has always made sure I understood how to record, analyze and calculate numbers. I can remember her teaching me about my multiplication tables very early.Read more...
Dr. Jocelyn Cosgrave
Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy
PrBL - The WHY Factor
Sorry, math teachers. I was the nightmare math student who would sit through the entire math lesson and then at the end raise my hand and dare to ask the burning question, "When will I ever use this?"Read more...
Award winning teacher from one of Ohio's premiere high schools
Granville High School
I believe one key is early on in my career I adopted the philosophy that I teach kids via the topic of mathematics. You have to let go of that mathematics is "king" mind-set and use mathematics as a way to help kids.Read more...
AAA team of the Arizona Diamondbacks
I initially became interested in math in second grade. I was in a 2nd/3rd grade combo class and I had a fabulous teacher who allowed us to work on 3rd grade material once we had mastered the 2nd grade material.Read more...
LeHigh Valley Ironpigs
AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies
I'm often called upon to calculate and quantify vendor quotes or dimensions to certain areas or cost analyses on food and beverage percentages because I can do them in my head rather quickly. It comes in handy on a daily basis.Read more...
Director of Ticket Operations
AAA team of the Cleveland Indians
At a young age I had a math teacher explain to us how to figure baseball batting averages, ERA's, team standings, games behind, basketball scoring averages etc. This allowed me to have a better understanding of how math works/pertains to my love of sports.Read more...
President & General Manager
Idaho Stampede of the NBA Developmental League
There were a couple of teachers that had a huge impact, not only on me, but I am sure on other students in my class. Those specific teachers had an amazing ability to connect with the student, and make math fun and engaging.Read more...
2012 Dow in Excellence in Education Award
Northridge High School
The keys to my success as a math teacher are patience and encouragement of students to work through struggles and not settle for just their first wrong answer. I also really focus on showing students and allowing students multiple methods to solve a problem. I then encourage them to go with what's comfortable and not just Mr. Boening's way.Read more...
Director of Ticket Sales
My freshman year of high school had the most impact on me as a student. I was pushed by my teacher, Mr. Rick Keith, harder than by any teacher in my past. He challenged me each day to become smarter and analytical.Read more...
Mr. Feld has been one of America's leading early stage investors and entrepreneurs for over 20 years. He has been a founder of many software and venture capital companies. The following are Brad's answers to our math questions.Read more...
Senior Account Executive/Youth Leader Coordinator
Maine Red Claws
Affiliate of the Boston Celtics
NBA Developmental League
I remember Algebra like it was yesterday and the relationship between letters and numbers.It almost seemed more like a competition to figure out the equation and get the correct answer.Read more...
I don't recall the exact moment that impacted me in math. I was in a few split classes with older children in elementary school, so I remember learning multiplication tables earlier than some of my peers.Read more...
The DeMATHa Project
A math intervention project
This past school year we were assigned the task of developing an intervention math program for the seventh grade. We dubbed this program the DeMATHa (Developmental Math Academy) Project. None of the students in the DeMATHa Project had previously passed the Ohio Academic Assessment (OAA).Read more...