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.

Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Math Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

$60,663 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $61K
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Math Teacher Career Path

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Math Tutor
May 6, 2021

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

Computer Science and Math Tutor
Nov. 10, 2021

“Any advices or issues are just communicated from department to department until it is eventually just forgotten.”

C2 EducationC2 Education
Math Tutor
Aug. 18, 2021

“There is nothing to say about the cons other than the sky is the limit and they treat u well”

Grand Rapids Community CollegeGrand Rapids Community College
Math Tutor
Oct. 6, 2021

“Great people and good with going to school and working at the same time.”

Math Tutor
Nov. 26, 2021

“Good and fair salary makes it worth it.”

Hillsborough County Public SchoolsHillsborough County Public Schools
Math Resource Teacher
Aug. 28, 2021

“I am responsible for teaching teachers to teach math correctly and they get bonuses and I don’t.”

St. Aloysius CollegeSt. Aloysius College
Math Teacher
Jan. 22, 2020

“CPD development opportunities are good”

Mathematics Turor
May 31, 2021

“It's an excellent place for career development and knowledge advancement”

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