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Two fonts - tally and calculator

Saturday, 23 February 2008 ·

Two very handy fonts that will help make worksheets and other computer created resources look great.

Keeping organised

Wednesday, 13 February 2008 ·

I’ve found that teaching is one of those jobs where you end up making “to-do” lists.  Years ago, I was determined to do away with paper-based to-do lists chasing me around.  I started using Backpack described as an “information organiser” — Gather your ideas, to-dos, notes, photos & files online.

Google Forms

Saturday, 09 February 2008 ·

Google have added a nice little feature to their online spreadsheet – the ability to collect information via an online form.

They’re quicker than me

Saturday, 09 February 2008 ·

Each year, we review the four basic operations with Year 7.  We don’t re-teach, because they would have already developed a method in primary school.  So, for each operation, we mind map different methods for solving a couple of different problems.

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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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