A Day in the Life of a Maths Teacher
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A Day in the Life of a Maths Teacher


a typical day for a maths teacher like me
is that I come in nice and early have a think about
what lessons are coming up what assessments and big events are happening in
the calandar of my faculty as a headteacher and and once I’ve got my head in the right space
I have a look at what are the urgent tasks that identified the day before that I can
just get started on get straight into them the day begins I might have three or four or five
lessons and going between them because all the planning has been done I just really like to make
sure that I bring energy to my classroom I think thats the most valuable thing I can have it all prepared I just like to kind of let it unfurl and to let all of those conversations and surprising moments unfold in the classroom [spoken in class]
Pringles they have a mathematical name they are called saddles right? just like a saddle [students exclaim] To study mathematics is really to be able to get a hold of “whats reality made of” like we walk along the ground and we don’t race off into the air cause gravity, these
mathematical laws are holding us to the ground and when we understand the world around
us and you look at a flower and you look at the number of petals that are there or
the shape of all of the little seeds on it and all of thats mathematical so for me I
just get so much enjoyment number one, from being able to talk about such a interesting thing all day but I also love seeing
when a student has a really aha moment, when there’s some insight
that they just couldn’t wrap their heads around and suddenly you know
we we talk question we go round and round and round, we draw things and
suddenly it clicks and I can literally see that moment and their
eyes kind of widen a little bit and they say “ah I get it I get it sir” and that moment is priceless and I get to see it every day and it’s kind
of addictive for students to have that experience and for me to have the privilege to help
them get that themselves i just training I just wouldn’t trade it for anything teaching is a really really tiring job
because we’re all on our feet but it’s so rewarding when you think back to what
did you just expand all your energy on and you can talk about that moment you
have with a student where you got them to see this really really crucial insight or a student’s work
that was just amazing and you had no idea they were capable of that kind of
quality and you get to share those stories and I think it’s a really nice
way to cap off the day and be able to go home and say that’s why I come to work each day

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100 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of a Maths Teacher

  1. I go to a high school in NSW too. I wish I had someone like him as a math teacher and I'll love maths even more!!!

  2. Hi Eddie,

    I would like to THANK YOU! for making these videos publicly available, they are invaluable resource for any math student.

  3. Someone needs to set up a Wikipedia page for you. I found you on Socratic.org but didn't know you had made so many videos. Your channel is amazing. Thanks for everything. 🙂

  4. Dude you are AWESOME!! Literally people like you who gives me hopes to think of a better world. Loved your Enthusiasm keep what you are doing. Thank you a lot.

  5. I love the passion you have, and the enthusiasm you show each time you talk about what you're doing. It shows how much you love mathematics.♡

  6. I am 13 and want to be a maths teacher. I had my maths functional skills come through and I PASSED! I got half a B, whatever that means…

  7. Good on you, Eddie. We need more young people to aspire to become great teachers in our public school system.

  8. I just watched this mans interview on Sunrise. Probably the most enjoyable and inspirational interview I've ever seen on that show

  9. If I had a teacher like you, i would not have failed my 10 grade….its great to feel maths the way you teach..
    I watch your vids now and understand, i dont know why i could not figure out then….
    YOU R AWESOM… Keep Going, Wish you all the best, and good health….

  10. If human cloning ever takes off, please let's clone this guy so everyone around the world has him as a teacher in their school.

  11. Just teachers Cambridge A level or IB . Both you and your students will enjoy it and probably take days to solve hard questions .

  12. I wish i had teacher like you. you're more like a friend than a teacher…..
    But my teacher is a complete commander

  13. Wow, Eddie you do an amazing job at what you do, this planet needs more people like yourself who enjoys teaching, it clearly not everyone has it. and you have such a good energy towards it, its just inspiring.

  14. I'm working off-hours as a volounteer, a scout guide in Poland and I know that feeling too. You are teaching young people and seeing that progress in them. That's awesome. You are making so much of good work. Good Luck and don't loose your passion 😉

  15. your such a cool teacher.. my teacher wants me to just eat the maths and somehow digest it all…. i wish i could had a teacher like you… school made me hate maths … i had such a rough time in high school because all you study is useless paragraph that you had to just spat it out on the exam sheet… that's why i hate school they just want us to memorize formulas without telling you how it works

  16. I discovered your channel because of YouTube (recommendations) with the video why 0! = 1 and I found it very interesting
    So now I have subscribed to your channel so I can learn things about math (I am not very good into it)

  17. look at him, look at him talk about math, about why he loves to teach. That smile on his face, that's why his students love him, that's why he's an amazing teacher

  18. i teach physics for O & A level kids in Bangladesh… & maaaaan… i love ur channel.. i LOOOOOOOOVEE U!!! Ur videos are just too good!!!!!

  19. Hi Eddie, I saw you on the Australia Day Awards and wanted to say congratulations. I am a teacher too, just starting out, and you really inspired me!

  20. Want to be a better teacher? Stop solving this stupid equations and show students how can they use math in real engineering problems. Confirmed info. Greets!

  21. I wish I can get tutor like him … even I hate math but if my teacher is like him that what an amazing world and I will enjoy mathematics… thank for your hard work and inspiration.. Mr Eddie.. From Cambodia 🇰🇭 thanks

  22. People should be grateful to have a teacher like him! I would be too. I had a few like him during my school time and it really made the difference.

  23. New South Wales Australia, public or private. See the students in uniforms but not sure how much Australia education system is like the British system.

  24. i'm a math tutor aiming to become a math teacher and this is exactly the kind of teacher i want to be. i always say my favorite part about tutoring is that "aha" moment he was describing

  25. I am from India you are nice teacher. I never see this type of teacher in my life. you teach student concept of math 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂 really you are good teacher

  26. Step 1 be an asshole step 2 target some students and knock off 30% of the grade step 3 become friends with the parents and the staff and parents step 4 give out a literature shit ton of homework everyday and this is how you become a teacher

  27. Maths is the single most boring subject in the world to me….nothing and no one is going to change that for me. Personally, I believe that Eddie, although a great teacher, does not do anything special; other than put videos on YouTube. I will never dispute that the videos he has made have touched the minds of millions and increased their mathematic abilities, but he puts in the same work as everyone else.
    Both my parents are teachers and they put in the same love and compassion into their respective areas as all other teachers at my school do. So congrats to Eddie, but don't forget that their are plenty of teachers out their who deserve the same attention.
    Also, well done for your Local Australian of the Year award.

  28. Eddie, I’m 74 and I was a Maths & Physics teacher. Enthusiasm and energy are the things that are difficult to sustain over many years. I knew I had to get out when I started to lose them. I totally agree that those “aha” moments are what make it all worthwhile. You are such a gifted teacher; I really hope you are able to keep that spirit alive for many more years.

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  31. Hello Eddie, my name is Andres I love your channel on how you make maths engaging and simple for students. I am from New York City, I am working on my channel called Bou dujan reach kids that see no point in maths.

  32. What an amazing teacher, I would like to have someone like that in my Brazilian school, someone that comes to teach you with passion, I really like maths and let me tell something, that's not because of my teachers, they teach well but, you know something's missing in their classes, They should learn with this guy, videos like the one he explains dividing by zero and 0 to the power of 0 that's what got me to like mathematics. Sorry for the big text, I'm not a native English speaker so if I made a mistake please tell me.

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