I've been teaching teenagers for a L O N G time but still love being involved in the direction of young people's energy and trying to share with them my passion for Mathematics.
My resources are all ones that I use in the classroom. They allow for variety and allow students to grasp concepts in a different way. The resources that you will find here are mostly ones that involve manipulating tiles, sorting, grouping, ordering things, clozes, 3 Level Guides, sequencing activities, continuums etc. Hands-on teaching/learning is what I aspire to. It's not always successful with everyone but it allows for the development of ideas and maintaining concepts for longer.
No awards... but love compliments from students/parents as well as the sense of accomplishment when ideas are grasped, that lightbulb moment.
My degree is from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. My main subjects were Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Music and Music Education.
I love music. My grounding is in the piano (ATCL) but I'll tinker with anything and could set up a music room at home with autoharp, guitar, banjo-mandolin, bagpipes, violin although singing and playing the ukulele with friends is my most enjoyable happy-place. We have regular gigs in our small town. I have taught core music to 13 and 14 year olds at school for two years, which I really enjoyed, and am involved with our school all-comers choir, but teaching Mathematics is my thing really.