WELCOME TO WEBMATHS!Hi, my name is Jeff Trevaskis - alias Mr. T! I live in a small town in Northern Victoria, Australia. I love teaching kids.
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Monthly Archives: November 2012
From my bookshelf comes a very easy to read book about the history of Mathematics. Mathematicians are People, Too is a delightful book written by Luetta and Wilbert Reimer (1990). The stories are interesting, well written, and have great illustrations. … Continue reading
I am always on the lookout for good maths problems. Problems which make students think. Non-routine problems. Some students are reluctant to engage with problem solving because it puts them out of their comfort zone. Therefore give encouragement. Give problem … Continue reading
Year 8’s are learning about Data and Graphs at the moment. The students were asked to measure each others heights and draw an appropriate graph. Here is Jordan’s: I was impressed with Jordan’s drawing skills but not so much his … Continue reading
I am big on developing strong Teacher – Student relationships. I have no doubt that a better learning environment will result if these relationships are nurtured. I “nurture” these relationships by: 1. Taking a personal interest in each student, getting … Continue reading
I have never used an exit card until my Year 11 class last week. The topic was “Matrices”. I prepared 3 questions, as shown below, to see if my students had learnt some of the key skills. I handed out … Continue reading