All in the short 6 months since I posted my first article here on Maths Insider!
Whether you’re a new visitor or a loyal subscriber, thanks for joining me here on Maths Insider – not just because I love big numbers, but because it means there’s a whole tribe of you out there who are supporting the learning of our future mathematicians!
Maths Insider in 2011
I’ve got a heap of ideas for articles for 2011 but as always I welcome your valuable input. If you don’t tell me, I can’t write about it! In the New Year, you’re also going to have the opportunity to buy a product that will end your child’s times tables woes. It’s something that’s desperately needed and I’m feeling guilty for not producing it earlier!
7 Links from Maths Insider
In the meantime, I’m rounding off this year by presenting 7 links (as suggested by Problogger) which summarise the highlights of the first 6 months of Maths Insider. Enjoy!
One key feature of Maths Insider which I wanted to establish from the start, was for readers to hear other people’s views and ideas. This first post was an interview with my friend, a maths tutor. She laid a solid foundation to Maths Insider with some great advice about how to find and best make use of a maths tutor.
I know maths is cool and I want everyone else, especially children to think maths is cool! I wasn’t sure when I started researching this topic whether I could find 10 cool maths related jobs, but I think this post presents some seriously cool options for our future mathematicians!
Of course if you start out with a sensitive topic, which everyone has an opinion about, you’re going to get a great discussion! This post carried on from a discussion on the mothering.com education forum and produced some interesting and varied responses.
4) A post on someone else’s blog that I wish I’d written
All kids get annoyed at times with their homework, so I was glad I was able to produce a helpful article with a “to-the-point” headline after my son literally ripped up and threw his maths homework across the room. As parents we should print this one out and stick it on the fridge.
Maybe it’s the unexciting headline or maybe it’s not what people want help with, but this article needs to be seen by more parents. It has some fascinating food for thought from the internet’s favourite maths teacher, Dan Meyer, as well as my quick drill for improving your child’s problem solving skills.