Archive for September, 2012

Expanding brackets

Last week after teaching an algebra topic to a low ability year 8 class I tweeted: Used coloured counters in cups to introduce expanding brackets: 3(2b+5g). Worked really well! #mathchat The tweet seemed to provoke a reasonable amount of interest – it received a few retweets, several replies, and a few direct messages. All of […]


Over the last two years I have had two external harddrives fail on me, and forgotten/misplaced my USB memory stick countless times. Each time I’ve thought that I should look for another solution, but never quite managed to do so. Enter Dropbox. For those who haven’t heard of it, Dropbox is an online storage tool […]

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