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Edmund Ankamah

Job Title:

Math Teacher

Department:

Mathematics

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 

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Started at O'Dowd:

2014

Degrees: 

BS Mathematics University of California, Davis MA Mathematics Education Columbia University

Originally from:

Ghana

Why I Teach:

I teach because I love teaching and wants to make a difference in student's lives.

Most powerful teaching technique:

I believe students learn best in a collaborative learning environment. Discussions, and even arguments are part of the learning process. Students learn by doing and constructing their own understanding and meaning of math concepts with appropriate guidance.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Mathematics is a necessary prerequisite to many college majors and career options. Students who take enough math courses in high school will have a boarder range of college majors and career options to choose from.

Favorite quotes:

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." William Faulkner

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Recommended reads:

Things Fall Apart, Oliver Twist

Hobbies or outside interests:

Soccer, Table Tennis