Networks Games

14 08 2017

Recently I prepared a number of games on the topic of Networks for teachers to use to assist students in their learning of the terminology.

These were recently published by MANSW in Reflections.

I’m uploading the original files to assist in editing in whatever way anyone sees fit. The first link contains the instructions for each game.

Networks Games

Networks matching

Networks Treasure Hunt

Networks Treasure Hunt Answers

Networks Game

Networks definitions





Extension Mathematics Game

13 08 2017

Here’s a game for Extension Mathematics students. It revises the components of Combinations and Permutations.

Combinations and Permutations Game.





Mathematics Games

12 08 2017

With students returning to class after completing their Trials, my mind turns to interesting ways to revise the basics which include each student.

I’m uploading a template of a Treasure Hunt which will work for any topic. I have written 3 Financial Mathematics questions. I sometimes use more questions. My approach is generally to write a set of questions for the whole topic and then I use whatever is relevant to the circumstances. I must acknowledge that Ben Bridges showed me this technique years ago, and I have used it ever since.

Financial Mathematics Treasure Hunt





Smart Strategies for Student Success by Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers

30 06 2017

Here are some great strategies to help students learn more effectively. Thank you Marcus and Donna. 





Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies by Katrina Schwartz

28 06 2017

Here’s some more evidence to support strategies to develop deep learning and retention. Thank you Katrina. 





Educational Dangers of Shrinking Attention Spans by Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers.

27 06 2017

This blogpost contains some interesting perspectives on current learners and our approaches as educators. Thank you Anne and Jill.


Photo courtesy of Pixabay





The 400-year-old Kepler Conjecture that your local greengrocer knows how to solve

22 06 2017

This afternoon the second meeting of the “Mathematics Matters @ UTS” Club will occur. 

I intend to share this article with those attending, as I endeavour to foster the enthusiasm I hold for many things mathematical.