I am taking Justin Lanier’s call to action from his talk “Beyond Beauty” at the Global Math Department. I will be dedicating two days this week to getting meta about math with my students, but more on that later. I started with a survey to all of the staff at my school, inspired by Andrew Gael’s post this week. The survey I gave looked like this:
Here were the results (n=23, out of 39 total staff who could have responded):
Interesting, and very different from Andrew’s results. I have plenty of thoughts here, especially contrasting these views with my elevator speech for “Why Math?”, but I’ll leave my personal opinions out for now. My question is — how will this correlate with my students’ views of math?
To be continued…