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The Big Picture

Saturday, 21 February 2009 ·

If you don’t have The Big Picture from in your RSS feeds, it’s time to add it. Alan Taylor regularly collects some fascinating photos together. This edition, At work.

Maths with Adam Spencer

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 ·

Having even a basic but strong numeracy to you is something that really can give you a lot of advantage in life.

Adam SpencerThe NSW DET have published their first e-zine for Parents which includes an interview with Adam Spencer (Breakfast radio presenter on ABC 702 and Mathematician) by James O’Loughlin. It’s a helpful discussion about Mathematics at school and how parents might help their kids.

Siftables, the toy blocks that think

Sunday, 15 February 2009 ·

This blog is about Maths teaching, however this year (as noted in an earlier post), I’m also teaching a computing subject: Information and Software Technology. Occassionally, I’ll post something that is more related to a computing subject than Maths, but hopefully everyone reading this blog will still find it interesting.

1234567890 Day

Friday, 13 February 2009 ·

We celebrated 12345678890 Day in class today…

Sector Graphs

Thursday, 12 February 2009 ·

In my fourth year of teaching, I’m finally happy with how teaching sector graphs went.

Free of technical hassles

Monday, 09 February 2009 ·

In a previous post I talked about the Digital Education Revolution – the roll-out of student laptops. There will probably be quite a few posts on that topic this year.

T-shirt box

Saturday, 07 February 2009 ·

Keep an eye out when shopping, a great maths teaching aid could be staring you in the face.


Tuesday, 03 February 2009 ·

It’s a new school year. This post, therefore, should be full of optimism and goals. But, please indulge me in a short whine.

It’s hot, ridiculously hot.

Looking to 2009

Sunday, 01 February 2009 ·

2009 will be my fourth year of teaching. There are a few things happening this year that I want to note now, so I can reflect on their outcomes at the end of the year.

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