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.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
16%
2 - 4
45%
5 - 7
5%
8+
34%

Common Skill Sets

Teaching Experience
Effective Communication
Degree IN Education
School System
English Speaker
Geometry
Calculus
Collaboration

Math Teacher Seniority Levels

Language Teacher
10% made the transition
Esl Teacher
9% made the transition
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Math Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,664 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$40K
Median: $55K
$75K
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