My name is Wendy Taylor and I have been working in secondary schools since 2012 in both the public and private sectors. As well as classroom teaching I have had leadership experience as head of maths.
I love routines and providing students with every opportunity to improve their maths skills and see themselves as successful learners of maths.
Research Papers Taylor, W and Gordon, I. (2015) A Random Slice of Pi. Vinculum, Volume 52, No. 4, (pp5-7). Taylor, W (2014) Searching for Rationality. Vinculum, Volume 51 Issue 1, (pp14-17). Taylor, W and Stacey, K. (2014) Gardner’s Two Children Problems and Variations: Puzzles with Conditional Probability and Sample Spaces. The Australian Mathematics Teacher Volume 70 No. 2. (pp13-19). Baratta, W. (2011) Linear Equations: Equivalence = Success. Australian Mathematics Teacher, Volume 67, No. 4. (pp6-11). Chick, H. & Baratta, W. (2011) Teachers’ strategies for demonstrating fraction and percentage equivalence. AAMT23/MERGA34. Baratta, W., Price, E., Stacey, K., Steinle, V., Gvozdenko, E. (2010) Percentages: The effect of problem structure, number complexity and calculation format. In L.Sparrow, B. Kissane, C. Hurst (Eds.) Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia. (pp. 61 - 68) Fremantle: MERGA. Conference Presentations MAV peresentations 2017 – Was that set for homework? (with Sabine Partington and George Tissera) 2017 – Shining up the staples-delving into evidence informed classroom practices (with Oliver Lovell) 2016 – Collaborative Tasks For Learning And Assessing Mathematics (with Sabine Partington and Brent Jewell) 2015 – Di-vision of Fun in the Inclusive Maths Classroom: Equal Sharing of Success (with Sabine Partington) 2015 – No Textbook, No Topics, No Worries! (with Toby Mahoney and Nataline Cumming) 2013 – Being Positive About Negative Numbers MERGA presenation 2010 – Percentages; The effect of problem structure, number complexity and calculation format
I began studying a primary teaching and science double degree in 2004 though part way though reaslised my obsession with maths was too strong to ignore so once completing my bachelor of science I went on to complete honours in maths and then a PhD.
Beyond my time in the classroom and creating resources I also love listening to the Mr Barton Maths Podcast during long car trips and organising termly Maths, Wine and Cheese nights to discuss maths teaching with some of my closest teacher friends. I live in Melbourne Australia with my husband and son James. We are currently expecting our second child and can't wait for James to have a baby brother.