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Report writing season

Thursday, 29 October 2009 ·

Report writing season… ponder kid, ponder kid, write a paragraph of positive when you’d rather be honest, edit, colleague cooperatively corrects copied carelessness, supervisor strikethroughs signify subtle substitutions, remove commas, add c,o,m,m,a,s, throw in a hyp-hen for good measure, correct, copy to system, shorten, review, save, have a life… wait for reports to be published… find report in bin.

Handling the Inappropriate

Saturday, 24 October 2009 ·

Week 1 is over, and I need to reflect on what happen when I introduced laptops into my classroom.

Computer Aided Homework

Sunday, 18 October 2009 ·

A Digital Education Revolution (DER) laptop in the hands of all Year 9 students changes everything… or does it?


Saturday, 17 October 2009 ·

I recently created a site called MathsKit. Whilst I added some links to it on this site, I haven’t actually mentioned it yet.

DERing with Year 9

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 ·


Year 9 got their DER netbooks just before the end of Term 3. The first week of Term 4 will be the first time they have them in class, so I wanted to start term with some introductory activities, with a Maths focus.

This post is a work in progress, check back for updates.

20 Oct 2009: Go to update

Words for operations

Monday, 12 October 2009 ·

I’ve been meaning to try for a while. With you can make interactive Flash games, from a range of templates, then save and share them.

End of term activities 5 - Patterns

Thursday, 01 October 2009 ·

Tomorrow is the last day of term… hurray! Here’s another end of term activity for use with your maths class.

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