Click here to view a Scientific America article on approaches to teaching math. The article, unfortunately, is written for adults. I particularly like the observation that trying to add too many "illustrative" pictures distracts from learning to read bar graphs.
Scientist, Mother, Physician, Educator. My first paper was on neural programs that control fish feeding, later wandering through macrophage antigen "nibbling", to my current interests in brain autophagy (cellular eating of damaged or unneeded parts).
Science is fun!
If you are curious about how things work, or have ideas on how to make things better, science may just be for you. The nature of research is that you do not know the outcome of your experiments until you do them. The most rewarding moments come from the unexpected results -- that moment of inspiration when you discover a new way to fit things together and new questions to ask.