KAY TOLIVER: HOW TO TEACH MATHS


My educational philosophy is simple: All students can learn. It is a teacher’s job to expand minds and take children from the known to unknown.

Kay Toliver is a teacher specialising in mathematics education. Intelligent and innovative, she knows how to grasp children and teenagers’ attention in the study and understanding of mathematics

For more than 30 years, Kay Toliver taught mathematics and communication arts at East Harlem Tech. Prior to instructing seventh and eighth grade students, she taught grades one through six for 15 years.

“My educational philosophy is simple: All students can learn. It is a teacher’s job to expand minds and take children from the known to unknown. 

I have made my classroom a place where students can talk without fear, write, manipulate ideas, and listen. I focus upon integrating math with other curriculum areas, for I want students to begin to see that mathematics goes beyond numbers and computation.

Over the years I have shared my knowledge and skills primarily with students. Over the past few years, I began working with teachers as a staff developer for my school district. I am also acting as a panelist and a speaker at educational conventions, when my school schedule permits.”