Math Chat

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  1. What is your profession and how do you use math in it?
  2. Is there a math related profession you every thought about doing or wish you had chosen?  If so, what is it and what stopped you?
  3. When was the first time you realized the power of math?
  4. When did you realize math was important?
  5. What was your early relationship with math? 
  6. Was it easy for you or did you struggle?  If it was uncomfortable, did it become comfortable at some point? how did it become comfortable? How did it stay uncomfortable?
  7. If you could go back in time, what would you tell the child version of you about math?
  8. How has math changed your life?
  9. How has it changes your life for the better?
  10. Do you have any math role models or heroes?  If so, who?
  11. What would you say to people who are afraid of math?
  12. In your everyday life, when you encounter challenging math situations how does it make you feel?  How do you wish you felt?
  13. Kids sometimes ask themselves, “When will I ever need to know this?” What are some situations as an adult where you wish you understood math better?
  14. Talk about a time that math saved the day for you?
  15. Where would you be today if you didn’t have math in your life?
  16. What’s your favorite number, mathematical function, or shape, and why?
  17. If Math were a sport or game, what would it be?
  18. Finish the sentence:  Math is _______.