Here’s a math problem for you.
What’s 55 years plus a love of “x to the second power”?
The answer lies just beyond room 104 at Unity Christian High.
“I love mathematics, I love doing mathematics. I love kids. If my kids can get excited about mathematics and if I’m still enjoying it, I’m going to keep going as long as I am given health and strength,” says Henry Kramer, math teacher.
At 76 years old, Henry Kramer’s fire is still burning to teach the equations and formulas behind some of the top math classes at Unity Christian High after 55 years as an educator.
“Every day, there’s material that they can see, ‘Hey this is good for me. I’m going to use this someday’,” says Kramer.
His passion for problem solving began when he was in the same position these students are in now.
“My Algebra 1 and 2 teacher was John LaFevre and he was just terrific. I loved it, I could do it and that motivated me to say hey, I’d like to consider mathematics teaching as a possibility for a career,” says Kramer.
His passion, an obvious factor added up…
“It can be so beautiful and I see its application all around,” says Kramer.
…times the types of math he’s taught…
“Calculus, trig, algebra, statistics, physics,” says Kramer.
“There are six steps to what we do,” says Kramer.
…Is a passionate and intellectual mathematician.
“It’s remarkable, it’s working,” says Kramer.
And 2017 is just another part of the equation for Mr. Kramer.