What does a Math Teacher do?

Math teachers teach mathematical concepts and formulas to students from elementary to high school. They explain math concepts, develop classroom materials, organize activities, assign homework, grade tests, and prepare students for exams. They demonstrate excellent mathematics skills and analytical thinking alongside solid instruction. They impart required mathematics curriculum to their students, including preparing for standardized tests or college entrance exams.

Math teachers instruct students and create lesson plans, assign incorrect homework, and manage the classroom. They communicate with parents and, if necessary, will refer a student or pupil to seek outside help including a tutor. Math teachers may also teach adults or continue their careers at community colleges or universities. Math teachers need a minimum bachelor's degree in education or mathematics with teacher education courses and state licensing where applicable.

What responsibilities are common for Math Teacher jobs?
  • Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Provide in- class small group support to assigned students.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Care for and effectively assist students with special concerns.
  • Analyze data to determine student progress and achievement.
  • Work with individual and small groups of students to support mathematics instruction.
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Keep accurate grade books, records and reports pursuant to school or district policy.
  • Plan and carry out instruction, instructional activities and prepare learning materials.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
  • Maintain appropriate records and follow required procedures and practices.
  • Work with students to develop and monitor academic goals for both short- term and long-term success.
  • Receptive to receiving coaching on a regular basis with administrators and teacher trainers.
  • Strive to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate and report on the progress of students according to board policy.
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence (lesson plan) of preparation upon request of administrator.
  • Maintain a positive, accepting attitude in working with students.
  • Establish and enforce rules of behavior and procedures for maintain, order in their classroom.
  • Serve as a resource to teachers through coaching, co-teaching, co-planning, modeling best practices in the classrooms.
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence (lesson plan) of preparation upon request of administrator.
What are the typical qualifications for Math Teacher jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or mathematics and certification to teach.
  • Experience with calculus, geometry, statistics, and trigonometry.
  • Dedication to instruction of critical thinking and problem-solving with confidence in a collaborative environment.
  • Has leadership skills and a positive attitude when assisting with decision making.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and dedication to continuous improvement.
  • Time management skills.
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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Math Teacher make?

Confident
$87,920 /yr
Total Pay
$47,382
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$40,538
 /yr

Additional Pay

$87,920

 / yr
$37K$610K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Math Teacher Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
16%
2 - 4
45%
5 - 7
5%
8+
34%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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“I could choose how many hours I wanted to work which was great being a student.”

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May 6, 2021

“This is the best opportunity to professionals who wants to excel in their chosen subjects.”

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Mar 31, 2022

“There is a lot of fantastic professional development if you are interested in a career in teaching.”

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Jun 23, 2022

“The pay is great at $20 an hour and the hours can be really good when you build up a client base.”

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