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Teachers-preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary
Description: Teachers help students learn in school. They plan lessons, prepare tests, grade papers, and write reports of students' progress. They meet with parents and school staff to talk about grades and problems. Some teach a specific grade; others teach one subject to students in many grades. Most work more than 40 hours a week. Some work second jobs during the summer months. Many supervise school activities such as clubs and sports teams.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year

Comments:
I taught math in grades 6 through 12 for over 20 years. judyannb@verizon.net Judy Ann Brown
I am a high school math teacher. I feel all topics listed are important to me, but the checked ones would be vital to all teachers. cdsflute@hotmail.com Cycelee Hastings
Math is the blood in the veins of education. It is not possible to live in our world without the power of math. Math IS life! maryteach202@aol.com Mary Lawrence
I use a lot more of these in my job as a math teacher (up through Pre-Calc), but I only included the ones that I USE as a teacher, not that I TEACH as a teacher. If I included those that I need to know to help my students understand their homework, I'd have checked almost everything in every category. KimOHara@aol.com Kim O'Hara
I'm a Kindergarten teacher and I answered based on what I use in living my life as a teacher and a regular person, not what the children in my class use. I probably use more of the topics in First Year Algebra but since I don't really know what I'm talking about in Math, I don't really know what I use or not. I hope this was useful to you. Patricia

There are 71 math topics Teachers-preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Other Number Bases
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Operations with Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Linear Systems
Radicals
Quadratic Equations
Algebraic Representation
Geometry
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Congruent Triangles
Triangle Inequalities
Parallel Lines
Quadrilaterals
Similarity
Geometric Mean
Pythagorean Theorem
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Circles
Constructions
Area
Volume
Transformations
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Functions
Variation
Imaginary Numbers
Polynomial Equations
Logarithms
Sequences and Series
Matrices
Coordinate Graphing 3D
Advanced Probability
Advanced Statistics
Conic Sections
Non-Linear Systems
Trigonometric/Circular Functions
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric Identities
Trigonometric Equations/Inverses
Oblique Triangles
Polar Coordinates/Graphs
Vectors
Other Topics
Calculus and Higher Math
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Computer Programming
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications
Mathematical Modeling