My name is Ingrid Ristroph and I like questions about quantities. I teach high school math (Algebra II, PreCalculus, and AP Statistics) in Austin, Texas at Eastside Memorial High School’s STEM New Tech Academy. I am a UTeach Mathematics graduate student. I like sharing explorations with my students, fellow teachers, and anyone else around me.
I eschew the idea of dictating math as if it’s a set of magical rules that have fallen from the sky. I’m not a fan of numerical grades because I think it’s close to impossible to quantify how much someone has learned . For the same reason, I have similar feelings about depending on dichotomous multiple choice questions tests to paint much of a full picture of a learner. I am an advocate for teachers and wish there were more pay, leadership opportunities, and teachers-training-teachers in education.