Read this article for the developing history of trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem.

## Written in stone: the world’s first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Babylonian tablet by Daniel Mansfield and Norman Wildberger

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## Latest News From Professor Jo Boaler

25 08 2017Here’s the latest update on You Cubed. Be sure to sign up for future news.

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## Financial Mathematics Game

22 08 2017I have been looking at the Advanced Mathematics syllabus and have been provoked to create a Financial Mathematics Game. With minor editing it is appropriate for the current topic of Series and Sequences in Mathematics.

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## Betty and Jim’s Journey into Complex Numbers by Matt Bower

19 08 2017Reading this article in the Manly Daily this morning prompted me to reference the book I read to students in Mathematics in Year 9 and beyond. When introducing work on decimals and fractions etc I introduce the context by reading as far as the square root of negative 1, which I explain will be covered in Extension 2 in year 12. This is again relevant as an introduction to complex numbers.

Enjoy the read

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Tags: complex numbers, number systems, real numbers

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## Networks Games

14 08 2017Recently 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.

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## Extension Mathematics Game

13 08 2017Here’s a game for Extension Mathematics students. It revises the components of Combinations and Permutations.

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## Mathematics Games

12 08 2017With 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.

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