
Mathematics Education at the University of Utah
To teach Mathematics well one must have a real interest in the subject along
with a strong grasp of mathematical ideas well beyond the level at which one
teaches. In addition, one must have a good understanding of how young people
learn and think about mathematics, what their questions and problems are at
different stages of growth. How one combines these skills and understandings
in the classroom will depend on the individual teacher for as George Polya,
a wellrenowned mathematics teacher once wrote,