When Robert Ahdoot was growing up in Maryland, he knew early on about the importance of studying and doing well in school. His immigrant parents, who had moved to the United States from Iran, had instilled the work ethic common to new citizens who wanted to make sure that their kids thrived in their new home.
Robert had a particular interest in math and numbers, and went on to study and eventually teach the discipline. Early on, however, he realized that he needed to impart his knowledge in an unconventional way in order to get the maximum engagement and interest from his students.
On a whim, he decided to mix it up in class, and quickly learned that his unconventional teaching style resonated with his students. Shortly after that, he founded Yay Math, authored his first book, and hasn’t looked back since.
On this episode of the podcast, Robert joins Sam to discuss his childhood, growing up, kids today and their views of studying and education, technology, distraction and so much more