Category Archives: Maths in the News

Hidden Figures

I have just watched the film Hidden Figures. It tells the story of three African American women mathematicians at NASA—Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson—who were instrumental in “doing the math” that allowed John Glenn to be the first American … Continue reading

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The Keys to Successful Education

Recently, Pasi Sahlberg (Director General of Education in Finland) was interviewed by Emma Alberici on ABC’s Lateline. Finland occupies the number one spot as far as the OECD testing standard is concerned. It’s education system differs in significant ways from … Continue reading

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Mathematics in the News

Above image from The Newspaper Clipping Generator. Collecting news articles pertaining to Mathematics is well worth doing. It can add an interesting, real world aspect to your curriculum. I have a display folder of news cuttings I have collected over … Continue reading

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Newspapers

My Foundation Maths class have now completed Semester 1. We have completed lots of skills exercises, and 3 extended projects. These involved maps, scale drawings, buying a car, geometrical shapes and planning a road trip. Just as important, we have … Continue reading

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