School Superintendent Takes Real Life Math Test
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Obviously teachers have to know the subjects they're teaching, but a local superintendent took a math class to make sure he keeps learning, too.
The class is called "Mathematical Thinking For Instruction." About 30 people split into half a dozen teams to work through the problems in their workbook. The purpose of the class was to show teachers, principals, and superintendents how to teach math to their students.
Wiley Dobbs, Superintendent of the Twin Falls School District, says, "When we're teaching our students how to think mathematically and to work mathematically, we're teaching them how to solve problems. And that transfers to all walks of life, to all occupations, to all personal situations."
Dobbs says the class helps teachers show their students how to use math in real world situations, teaching them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. He says if teachers and students are expected to learn, then he should learn, too.
July 24, 2012.