Are posters just decorative objects or is there massively underused educational potential in the poster? It's clear that posters can be colourful, attractive learning media which can enhance the learning environment - whether they bought, self-created or as we suggest a mix of both. Here we run over the value of posters in the educational setting, offers suggestions on selecting posters for learning, and include examples of various types of learning posters illustrated by our own posters.Read More
Posters - Why? How? and Where?
What Value is History to Teaching and Learning Mathematics?
How do teachers we convince students that studying algebra and trigonometry is worthwhile? How do we show them the methods with the conviction that these are the building blocks of something ever greater, dynamic and full of prospect? We turn to the time that that mathematics was it - the latest thing, the cutting edge! The history of mathematics is the way to make it real.Read More
Maths Trumps - What Can I Do With Them?
Tarquin's new games, the 6 packs of Maths Trumps, are launched this month. Using games well in education is never easy. But revision and reinforcement are often dull and verging on rote and repetitious. Maths Trumps can be part of the armoury for teachers and parents wanting to get children going with mathematical facts and thinking about the mathematics they learn...without feeling they are. So in this piece we look at how different user groups can employ Maths Trumps to reach the parts that other games just cannot reach.Read More
If it's Good Enough for Stephen Hawking
This week we reissue Images of Infinity - first published in the 1980s - and written by Dik Tahta and Ray Hemmings. We've updated some elements of the book and there is a Foreword by Alf Coles. I met Dik before his death, but many will not know of him directly and not know of his work, except perhaps as that teacher..."Thanks to Mr Tahta, I became a professor of mathematics at Cambridge, a position once held by Isaac Newton" ...Stephen Hawking.Read More
Clock This - Mathematical Time!
ProRadian Protractors Added to the Stable!
At first sight, nothing could be more a commodity than a protractor for mathematics teaching. But not so!Read More