Mathematics is an integral part of life, and it is therefore important that people obtain a
good education in the subject of mathematics. These teachers give you a general
understanding of our number system, teach you arithmetic, algebra, and countless other skills. One is
responsible for providing an education that will help you in today's society. A mathematics teacher feels that
mathematics has importance in everyday life, and they proceed to instill that belief in their students.
Some valuable descriptions of what a mathematics career in the field of education entails
can be found from the following sources:
101 Careers in Mathematics has wonderful
job descriptions written by teachers themselves. (Pages 8, 70, 76, 82, 110, 172, 208, 218)
Read up on what the teaching profession is all about, it's usual salary, how to find a job in
this profession, and more facts in Great Jobs for Math Majors. (Pages 115-142)
Check out "Stand and Deliver," a wonderfully inspirational movie about the trials and
tribulations, as well as the rewarding satisfaction and accomplishments, that come with being
a mathematics teacher.
The book Great Careers for People Interested in Math &
Computers contains a great description of Trevor Brown's interesting life as a Math
Consultant. He helps math teachers discover ways to make math easier and more exciting for their
students. (Page 16)