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A blog about teaching and learning in a maths classroom.

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Lined paper

Saturday, 27 January 2007 ·

The new school year in Australia starts in just over a day.  Here’s a “new school year helpful printable download”.

MathsClass Search Engine

Wednesday, 24 January 2007 ·

There are two search boxes in the right-hand column of this site.  The first just searches this site.  The second is much more interesting.

Tech in the classroom, a struggle

Sunday, 21 January 2007 ·

One of the difficulties I found in my first year, was using technology in the classroom for the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Report: “Their Space: Education for a digital generation”

Wednesday, 17 January 2007 ·

In the 16th January 2007 episode of the BBC’s program Digital Planet, Gareth Mitchell talks to the authors of a report about children and technology.  The report is titled “Their Space: Education for a digital generation”.  It’s a free PDF download.  I haven’t read it yet… maybe some reflections in a future post.

Maths symbols in Word

Sunday, 14 January 2007 ·

Many teachers use Microsoft Word to create worksheets.  It’s not designed for the job, there are better options but Word is the easiest to learn and has the greatest compatibility – making it easy to share documents.  One of the problems I see is that many people don’t know how to insert symbols into their document.  For example, x (the letter) is not a good substitue for × (the multiplication symbol).  This post shows you how to insert symbols like ×, ÷ and π quickly, on most computers (a Windows PC running Microsoft office).