Why I Enjoy Teaching Math Despite Not Being “A Math Person…”

The school year has begun. Thus I’ve begun year four at my current school, and year eleven of my teaching career. I teach second grade classes at a private school, so that means I pretty much teach everything in theory… Well, until my former co-worker came up with the idea for us to departmentalize at the elementary level. She wanted to teach reading and language arts. So that left me teaching math and social studies… and I said “yes!” eagerly and enthusiastically because I love teaching social studies and math. I was a math and science teacher at many…