Hi, my name is Mrs. Kremer. I am going to be your fifth grade math teacher. I hope you learn to like math as much as me if you don't already. Math isn't just about numbers. What is math and why is it important? Describing math is difficult because it covers so many things. Math is the study of structure, quantity, shape, and arrangement using processes, rules, and symbols. Math is about solving problems. Everybody uses math whether they realize it or not. When people shop, cook, build, travel, fix things, and even play games, they use math. In every job people use some math. Many jobs require lots of math, like scientists, doctors, architects, construction workers, the military, and more. There are lots of ways that you can improve your math skills at home and at school in fun ways. I hope you give it a try!

## About Me

Think of a number. Double it. Add six. Half it. Take away the number you started with. The answer is the number of children I have. (Now that's some good math!)