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Mathematics Teachers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:21)


Tracy Motley is a classroom instructor for high school math courses. One of her responsibilities is being in charge of the school's competitive math team.

Mathematics Teachers: Career Beginnings (00:60)

Early on, Motley knew she wanted to be a math teacher and bring her experience into the classroom. She wanted to help students understand how math translates into real life experiences.

Mathematics Teachers: Keys for Success (00:49)

Motley chose to teach high school math. She believes students at this age are still moldable.

Mathematics Teachers: Education and Certification Requirements (01:21)

The level of certification varies depending on the state. Most people will start their career in mathematics teaching with a secondary education.

Mathematics Teachers: Workplace Atmosphere (01:34)

Motley's colleagues share ideas and techniques. She works with her peers to solve difficult issues.

Mathematics Teachers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:59)

The biggest piece of advice Motley shares is to go into teaching with an open mind. There are more opportunities in the area of teaching than you may be exposed to or expecting.

Mathematics Teachers: Day on the Job (01:28)

Motley says her day is full with planned activities that can go astray the moment she enters the building. Lunch duty can become a tutoring session and bus duty can become a counselling session.

Mathematics Teachers: Industry Goals and Services (00:58)

Motley states that the primary role of instruction in the classroom is to teach problem solving skills. There is more emphasis on real life application.

Mathematics Teachers: Industry Challenges (01:56)

The biggest challenge Motley has with her students is the reliance on technology. Students want a quick fix and answer instead of analyzing problems.

Mathematics Teachers: Looking at the Future (01:03)

Technological advances in the future will support strong math skills that were developed in the classroom. A significant amount of time will be spent on programming and coding.

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Mathematics Teacher—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an mathematics teacher? In this Career Q&A video interview, Tracy Motley talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success teaching high school math. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 12 minutes

Item#: BVL133152

ISBN: 978-1-64023-599-1

Copyright date: ©2017

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