Category Archives: Lists

2016 Bring It On

As usual during the summer holidays I get sick of gardening and housework and can’t wait to get back to school. Fortunately, I have 90 Mathematics teaching blogs in my RSS reader. These give me plenty of inspiration, as well as … Continue reading

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My Ten Favorite Programs

After reading Sue Waters’ excellent post entitled “How to not have a problem uploading photos and using up storage space” on The Edubloger, I remembered that I have been putting off this post for a few weeks now. What software … Continue reading

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Tips for New Teachers

I am looking forward with great anticipation, to the start of the new school year (only 3 sleeps to go!).  After 30 years I still get “butterflies” in my stomach. I love the kids. I love the challenges. “Teaching is … Continue reading

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My favourite flash games

Here are a few of my favourite Shockwave Flash (swf) games. Warning! they are highly addictive and you may lose many hours of your life. They all require problem solving skills and perseverance. Nearly all students and teachers who have tried them … Continue reading

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Why I Blog

I’m sure people have lots of different reasons for starting a blog. Once they start blogging these reasons may evolve or change. If you are still not sure about blogging then my advice to you is: “try it for yourself”. … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favourite things…

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favourite things…… [Rodgers & Hammerstein] What are your favourite things? Here are some … Continue reading

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Top 10 Websites

Picking the Top 10 Mathematics websites will always be subjective. But I’m going to do it anyway. Keep in mind that I am a secondary school Mathematics teacher. Also I am looking at these websites from a teachers perspective. Therefore … Continue reading

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What teachers do

Over my 30+ years of teaching I have taken on many different roles. I believe a successful teacher needs to be multi-skilled and continually reflect on their teaching practice. Thus he/she should always strive for improvement. This will involve collaboration with colleagues … Continue reading

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