In math, as in life, there’s never just one way to arrive at the right answer. It’s why a flexible, learning-centred approach to education just makes sense.
High school math teacher Carley Funk (MMT ’17) swears by the process. A recent graduate of Waterloo’s Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) online degree program, Funk continued to work full-time while she completed her degree over a three-year period.
“Twenty years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to do this at all. And I don’t think I would’ve been able to do it if I’d had to go into class,” Funk says. “This worked perfectly with my job and being able to do it on my own time. I thought it would make me a better teacher and I wanted to learn more myself.”