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Percentage perception Wednesday 14 December 2016

Many of you will have seen the activity on Percentage Perception and how it is used to explore data on our perception of how many people where we live are Muslim. It is a rich activity with a ton of... more

Picture this Thursday 1 September 2016

Just sharing what I did today with one of my Mathematical Studies classes as a warm up exercise for the new term. We played a few rounds of this 'picture this game' with a view to reflecting on how students... more

IB Americas Sunday 31 July 2016

So I was lucky enough to be taken to the IB Americas conference with the 'inthinking' team a couple of weeks ago. We went to man an exhibition stand aimed at spreading the gospel of the inThinking subject... more

Results! Thursday 7 July 2016

As my school enters its summer holidays and a new set of exam results are due, I wanted to share some related reflections I have had. The truth is, this time of year terrifies me and excites me all the... more

Further Processes Thursday 11 February 2016

The following is a reply I have found myself giving often regarding the use of 'Further processes' in Internal assessment. the question is 'Is there a comprehensive list of processes that can be considered... more

Exponential (and tooth) decay Sunday 17 January 2016

Just a quick post to remind everyone of this classic activity. I first saw it on a workshop with Jane Forrest and new it would be a winner. It is a wonderfully simple way to look at modelling exponential... more

Approaches to teaching and Learning Wednesday 7 October 2015

This post comes from my thoughts and experiements related to the unit planners that are likely to be a part of the DP teacher's life very shortly as a result of the ATTL and planning initiative. That... more

Curriculum Review Thursday 1 October 2015

One of the unquestionable strengths of the IBDP is the committment to curriculum review. Each course offered is reviewed in seven year cycles to ensure that the curricula are current, coherent and relevant.... more

To Chi or not to Chi? Monday 21 September 2015

This blog post is a result of having received lots of related questions on this topic either online or at workshops. I thought I might just write some thoughts down ina blog post before perhaps making... more

Life's Complexities Thursday 10 September 2015

This is a great 10 minute video from Hannah Fry based on how mathematics might be able to help us answer the question above. She starts by giving us examples of why things might seem so hopelessly complex... more