When people find out I’m a teacher, they always ask me what subject I teach. Sometimes I facetiously say, “First of all, I’m a teacher of children.” This normally gets a wry smile; then they ask me again what subject I teach. When I tell them it’s maths, the normal reaction is to tell me about their own school experience. For the ones who didn’t like maths this can go on for quite a long time, and turn into a sort of apologetic confessional about why they never liked it, or that they didn’t “get it”.
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