Math Teacher

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Growing up I knew that I wanted to do something that involved helping people because I always felt great about myself whenever I helped somebody. I know what you’re thinking right now “there are over hundred that involve helping people other than being a math teacher” and your right. What really pushed me to wanted to become a teacher was my grandma watching her teach English to her third-grade students was moments where I could picture myself teaching a class.

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The reason I choose math is because it’s always been my subject in school and just the feeling of working though a equation and the excitement you get when you finally get the answer.

Throughout this paper I will tell you about the history of Mathematics and some great mathematicians. What is a mathematician and what it takes to be one. Also, I will argue, to claim an education means to put the effort, research and time into learning with the purpose of being able to create a better future not just for myself but also for the education of other. Also, with the information acquired, especially in my specific interest in becoming a math teacher I will also argue to claim membership within the discourse community of mathematics. Which will also require effort, time and research into the expectations that must be met to fulfil the purpose in creating a better future.

If I’m going to do a research paper about mathematics first, we must talk about what mathematics is. “Mathematics is a science, like physics or astronomy; it constitutes a body of established facts, achieved by a reliable method, verified by practice, and agreed on by a consensus of qualified experts; its subject matter is ideas, concepts, which exist only in the shared consciousness of human beings. Thus, it is both a science and a “humanity.” It is about mental objects with reproducible properties” – Reuben Hersh.

Nobody really knows who created math, but Pythagoras of Samos is credited for the discovery of mathematics. Pythagoras was an Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of the Pythagoreanism movement. His teachings influenced great philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle and they are still used today also the Pythagorean theorem is named after him. “Pythagoreanism is the philosophy of the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras (ca. 570 – ca. 490 BCE), which prescribed a highly structured way of life and espoused the doctrine of metempsychosis (transmigration of the soul after death into a new body, human or animal)” -Carl Huffman Stanford University.

(Ionian- A member of an ancient Hellenic people inhabiting Attica, parts of western Asia Minor,

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