Recently on one of my sub gigs, I met a teacher at the school that I was subbing at who taught 7th/ 8th grade math. She told me that the district was offering a 1K bonus for teacher who brought in qualified applicants to teach math in 7/8 grade. She said if I jumped on board she would share half.

My question is what does it take to teach 7th grade math. Math has always been my best subjects and I am very good at doing math in my head. Since I haven't had to do algebra or geometry in years, I feel like I'm a little out of touch.

If I was teaching consumer style math, I would definately jump at it.

So, how does someone get back into the swing of things?

Does the school district tutor the teachers in the areas that they will teach?

Is it all about just putting an overhead slide on the projector and walking the students thru the practice problems?

Looking like a fool in front of 6-10 years olds doesn't hurt my ego. Looking like a fool in front of teens could be a big blow.

Any advice is much appreciated.

Phoenix, AZ