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Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers

Friday, 16 January 2015 | 3 Comments

Cover of Adam Spencer's Big Book of NumbersThis holidays I wandered through Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers (currently sold out). For teachers, if you purchase from Adam's site, I paid a little extra to also get a Lesson Plans booklet.

If, like me, you're a fan of the Numberphile videos, then I would describe Adam's book as Numberphile-like snippets on the numbers 1 to 100.

As a high school maths teacher, there are lots of little tidbits in this book to throw into a lesson.

I have endeavoured to map the book to the syllabus.

Google Spreadsheet: Big Book of Numbers to the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum (and the Australian Curriculum)

(or download as a PDF 58 KB)

If I've missed something, feel free to add via the form.


Thanks Adam for a great book.

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Penny on  16 January 15  at  08:09 AM #
Simon-you are amazing! What an asset you are to our profession!! Thank you so much. I was a fortunate receiver of this wonderful book this Christmas and as I was reading it (and thoroughly enjoying it) I was thinking about how best to flag the relevant parts so I remembered to share it with my students... You've done a fabulous job!!! THANK YOU!
Jennifer on  18 January 15  at  06:15 AM #
Thank you, this is awesome. A number of colleagues have the book and this will help put it to greater use. Cheers
Rachael on  03 February 15  at  09:14 AM #
I knew this book was great for teachers when I heard Adam on TripleJ, what a great resource! Thanks for formalising it!

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