I don’t do numbers.
“Ugh…I hate math…numbers are so boring…so are Math teachers.”
My sophomore year in High School solidified this feeling for me.
He sat on the front of his desk and assigned Algebra equations to solve.
He never smiled. No humorous numeric riddles. He spoke in a whisper, usually as he was turned away from us and adding a new equation to the blackboard. I might have strained to hear if I thought it would help.
I was a natural at many things but numbers just were too concrete to interest me. Math was my most dreaded subject and Mr. Kelly was the example of everything a teacher should NOT aspire to.
To convince you of his ineptness, here is a SHORT discussion we had.
Teacher: ” Do problems number 4 and 5.”
Me: “Mr. Kelly, I don’t think we’ve covered that process yet… Could you refresh us?”
Teacher:”If you don’t know how to do that, by now, I’m certainly not going to tell you.”
What the heck?
(Sorry to all interesting Math teachers. That guy gave you a really bad name.)