By: Jeff Heyck-Williams
This year I have a wonderful opportunity. I get to teach math. Specifically, I teach middle school students in an algebra class and elementary and middle school teachers during professional development in an effort to build their mathematical capacity. I honestly love my job.
While these adolescents and adults are fairly different in their temperaments and instructional needs, they both have challenged me with the essential question: Why do we need to learn this stuff?