I teach maths.

Let me rephrase that. I teach pupils skills to pass exams, which may afford them the opportunities to be more successful than their peers in future. However, it is my goal to nurture in young people the knowledge and skills to have a successful future, whilst learning maths simultaneously. There is a difference in this.

There is joy in learning maths for maths sake (a purists view), and we now see a drive to provide learners with functional problems and skills. Unfortunately, I see most of the these questions as functional for functionalities sake, created by the those with a passion forĀ  the former. And, that is not where my passion lies.

Providing young people with a world of good, and learning maths as a result, is.

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