After struggling in math for several years, teacher and former journalist Jonathan Burton knows what it’s like to feel confused by the subject.
That’s why when he heard Dr. Frank Wang speak at a conference earlier this summer, he really connected with the topic.
“Doctor Wang was deemed unteachable when he was in grade school and was a very marginal student,” Burton said. “I struggled as a kid so I could really relate to him.”
Oddly enough, today Burton is a math teacher at Skyridge Middle School, and Wang holds a PhD in mathematics from Massachuttes Institute of Technology, one of the most prestigious universities in the country.
After hearing Wang speak, Burton asked him to come to Camas and talk to students about how he beat the odds and became a math success story.