I liked your recent comment on Dan Meyer’s blog, so I looked you up on your site. I agree with most of what you wrote in this interesting entry and would add something to this: “…or even the teacher that wants to be a teacher but not necessarily a math teacher…”. If I was picking math teachers for my school, I would opt for someone who has strong interest in math, teaching kids math and learning how to become a better math teacher. But not necessarily someone who has been on the “royal road to calculus and beyond” all their lives. I find that mathematicians in the classic sense don’t usually work well with most students even in college. There are exceptions, of course. But in my experience they are rare. ]]>

Really interesting collection you have here. I will be sure to keep an eye on this

Cheers,

Brit