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Mathematics teachers are responsible for engaging with students to help them develop skills for use later in life. This can take place at any level in the student's development cycle, from 1st grade arithmetic to graduate-level mathematics courses, and mathematics teachers generally teach a curriculum that is tailored to a specific grade level. Some mathematics teachers create and implement their own curricula, while most work from a curriculum created by their school or district.

While most schools require at least a bachelor's degree in education for this position, other requirements can vary. More education is always better, and university-level teaching positions often have more stringent requirements. A doctorate or other graduate degree is highly desired, and prior teaching experience may or may not be required but is certainly beneficial for all mathematics teachers.

Mathematics teachers generally work in a classroom and sometimes keep an office where they meet with students, plan lessons, and grade papers. Hours can vary in this position, but usually correspond to the school's established daily schedule. Some schools expect mathematics teachers to do quite a bit of work outside of classroom hours, including meeting with students, developing a curriculum, grading paperwork, and even volunteer work on occasion.

In addition to a strong understanding of mathematics, these teachers are also expected to have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Creativity is also necessary, as finding ways to make meaningful connections with students is an important part of the job. Communication skills are also essential in order to convey information to students in a clear and concise manner.

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