Warren Maierhofer, P.E.

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Master in Teaching, University of Washington (Secondary Science and Math endorsements) B.S. Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Warren Maierhofer, P.E.

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Vashon Island is home to smart, creative, and compassionate humans. I am fortunate to be part of this community. My family discovered the island serendipitously in 2003.  My wife is an artist and economist, and I have two amazing daughters.

I was born and raised in Colorado and enjoy the wild places on this planet. I trail run, backpack and started training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu last year. Prior to teaching, I worked as an engineer for nearly 30 years. My projects involved clean-up of polluted water and land, natural disaster response and construction of public infrastructure. Previously, I taught physics and algebra in the Highline School District in White Center.

I believe that our math learning should be relevant to our lives and hopefully intriguing. I often hear folks say about math, “Why learn this? I’ll never use this!”  First, how do you know? Can you predict your future and destiny? Secondly, I challenge you to use your imagination and to “mathematize” your world. Search for ways to apply your math brain.

"Math really is everywhere, and you really should care about it. Training your brain in math allows you to see the connections between things you might otherwise have missed, just as (NASA's) Katherine Johnson does in the movie, Hidden Figures." (Star Talk)

Math is a remarkably malleable tool for thinking, problem solving and comprehending the unseeable.  

Plus, people really enjoy math jokes.