The new school year in Australia starts in just over a day. Here’s a “new school year helpful printable download”.
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.
One of the difficulties I found in my first year, was using technology in the classroom for the teaching and learning of mathematics.
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.
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).
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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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