Mine was not "great" but the environment was great. I am not alone in PhD's in mathematics whose mathematics career began with this. I had no idea what I wanted do (other than get the hell off the farm!) but teaching high school mathematics seemed well within my limited horizon at the time. I liked the geometry course best of all and could not understand why so many students - some of whom are considered to be quite bright - were having so much trouble with it and I really enjoyed helping them understand what seemed so obvious to me.
At 10:02 AM 12/24/2011, Joe Niederberger wrote: >By the way Wayne, I agree with you that starting with symbolic >logic, and very formal systems is not a good introduction to >mathematical proving. I had a great teacher of traditional Euclidean >Geometry in 10th grade, and I wish my sons could have had the same. > >Joe N