AAMT 2019 in Brisbane was an excellent conference and very worthwhile. Here are some of my highlights: James Tanton James Tanton is an amazing (Australian) educator in the US who is always inspiring. In his keynote he stated the first two steps in problem solving are 1. Be human (have an emotional reaction) and 2. […]

# Category: Mathematics

Resources, links and anything related to Mathematics and the teaching of.

## Edgy: Networks + Coding

The new Year 12 Standard topic Networks contains a number of algorithms that need to be learnt by the students. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an ‘easy’ way for them to code these?

## Engagement with Desmos

Presentation @ TeachMeet Inner West (Teachers’ Guild & GFSG) on 14 May 2018

## Newton’s Method Demonstration

Desmos Wikipedia

## Literacy Continuum in Mathematics

As part of the PLT (Professional Learning Teams) at Parramatta Marist we are exploring identifying where students sit on the NSW DEC Literacy Continuum.

## Pythagoras Proof Worksheet

My favourite proof of Pythagoras’ Theorem is this one, for the simple fact that the maths required to understand it is as basic as possible, and the constructions requires only two cuts. With this worksheet students can see that, no matter the dimensions, the theorem stays true.

## Probability Question + Code

In how many ways can 4 men and 4 women be arranged around a table if all the men are in pairs separated by two pairs of women?

## A quick reflection criterion

Reflection for students in assessment tasks is vital – too often they are only focused on their mark and not what they have learnt. There are many strategies out there, but this is the one that I have developed: TRUCKS

Presentation on Computational Thinking for TM GEGSyd at the Google Offices on Wednesday 29th April 2015.

Presentation at TM Digital Creativity on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 and TM Inspiring Science on Friday 19th September 2014.