It’s no secret that math teachers have one of the most challenging and under-appreciated jobs in the world.

You work hard to make learning math a meaningful and engaging experience for all of your students, despite the weight of constantly changing curriculums,  standardized exams, damaging misconceptions, and limited recognition for just how important your job actually is.

As a math teacher, I understand the day-to-day struggles and frustrations that come with the territory of teaching the subject that so many people are irrationally afraid of.

I also understand the value of being able to laugh at some of the silliness that comes with being a math teacher at the elementary, middle, high school, or college level.

The following collection of memes celebrates the crazy, the goofy, the unhinged, and the absurd moments that we all deal with every day. Keep in mind that these messages are spoken with tongue-in-cheek and it’s o.k. to laugh! Enjoy :)


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Feel free to spread some good vibes by sharing these memes with other math teachers and on social media!

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by Anthony Persico

Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on myYouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.