• Have fun math.
    Name: Shashi Rai
    Room Number(s):203
    Subject(s):Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (College Algebra), AP Calculus
    Building Phone:(314)367-9222 ext. 44236
    Teacher Message:

     The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.

                                                          ---Vince Lombardi

     Welcome to Soldan!  Since most of the students who take my classes are juniors and seniors, my major emphasis is upon encouraging students to see mathematics as a web of closely connected ideas (algebra, geometry, and the entire number system). This means linking new ideas to previously learned concepts, helping students to see mathematics as a unified body of knowledge whose concepts build upon each other.  Mathematics is also the common language of many other disciplines (science, technology, finance, social science), and students should learn the mathematical foundations of these disciplines. Finally, I ensure that my students connect their mathematical learning to appropriate real-world contexts.

    “Remember, practice is ESSENTIAL to success in mathematics.”


    I am originally from India, and completed a Masters in Mathematics and a Masters in Education there.  I am certified to teach secondary school mathematics (9 – 12) in Missouri.