I found this unit interesting. Without role models in our lives it's hard to see into the future. The school I teach at has a lot of first in family candidates. Most do not receive the support or encouragement to continue on to a higher education, believing, "it's a waste of time and effort." However, as I make my way through the unit, I hope to impact on the lives of the students, showing them the world of possibilities.
When I read through this lesson, I easily related because I was asked by my school Principal to drop Additional Mathematics (Context of Cameroon or Advanced Mathematics in Australia). I was interested in Maths but the support system in addition to my low confidence robbed me of the opportunity. This points to my teaching role as an enabler of aspirations.