How you can be good at math, and other surprising facts about learning | Jo Boaler | TEDxStanford
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If you are thinking about becoming a teacher trainer, one of the most important skills you must have is a good understanding of Maths. Without understanding the principles of math you will not be able to teach your students and therefore will not have much success.
This is something that must be understood by all those who wish to teach Maths to different age groups. The younger students need help in order for them to get the hang of basic concepts such as subtraction, addition and division and also need to learn about areas of mathematics that they are particularly interested in.
Many high school students are not taught the subject at all. Some are even given supplementary lessons to introduce the subject but this is often not enough as many do not go on to finish their studies and do not have a solid understanding of the subject.
Those who have completed secondary education may be able to do well in Maths but often fail to progress to higher studies. There are many different reasons for this, some being that it is not taught as much in secondary schools as it is in university-level classes. It may also be that most teachers simply do not know the subject and the theory behind it.
If you have the opportunity to teach Maths as part of your degree course, you will find that it is much easier to progress with the subject than if you were to have taught it in secondary school. Many students will have a lot of questions about the subject and you will find that you can answer them in no time at all.
You will find that the number of students taking your courses will also be lower and this can only be a good thing as they will be more likely to finish your course. This is because they will be more motivated to continue their studies as the subjects that they are taking are usually harder and therefore take longer to complete.
Once you have completed a Masters Degree in Maths, you will have developed quite a good understanding of the subject and be able to start teaching Maths as a professional. This will give you an excellent opportunity to train as a teacher trainer.
As a trainer you will find that you can also offer your knowledge to the colleges or universities that are offering new courses in the subject. They may also use your experience to teach other students who want to study Maths in future.
If you are looking to gain a good grasp of the subject then the first few years will be the hardest. You will need to make sure that you do a lot of research and get lots of practice. on a regular basis.