So I am currently a 1st grade teacher, but I am completing my Ed.S. (Education Specialist) in K-12 Principal Leadership Certification through Walden University. In this program I have to complete 240 hrs. Elementary, 40 hrs. Middle, and 40 hrs. High.
Today, I was a local High School doing my principal internship. It was during the afternoon that I spent some time with one of the Assistant Principals doing a teacher observation for an Algebra I teacher.
It was at a point in the lesson that something funny took place.
The students were solving inequalities…
8 < 3x – 1 ≤ 11 <——- inequality given
3 < x ≤ 4 <—— answer
(As you see I am a “Math Nerd”! And YES….I did solve the inequality) Now, back to the class convo!
Teacher: Hey, you all remember that number “π” (Pi)?
Student 1: yes… 3.14
Teacher: Yes!! You see the area in the middle of 3 and 4?! It’s right in here….
Student 2: yeeeeeeeeeeah… 3 point 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10
This is when I fell out laughing along with the Assistant principal who used to be a Physics teacher.
For those of you who don’t know “π” = The mathematical constant π is an irrational number, approximately equal to 3.14159, which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter in Euclidean geometry, and has many uses in mathematics, physics, and engineering. (Again….I’m a “Math Nerd”)
BTW… you can “follow” this WONDERFUL Algebra I teacher on Twitter: @MrRuelEast
Remember: A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams