After a pretty intense Term 2, I’ve hit the ground running in Term 3. Highlights include: preparing a new Year 8 program aligned to the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum; motivating my year 12s to make the most of their final term in school with a stirring story from the 2000 Sydney Olympics; and having a cracker of an introductory lesson to the Stage 5 elective maths course that I’ve started teaching this semester!

A brief note about that last point: the elective course (open to year 9-10 students) is called Exploring Mathematics, and it’s an incredibly exciting opportunity for me. It provides the chance to dig into all kinds of maths that have to be passed over in the BOS mathematics courses (due to lack of time, difficulty of assessment, and a variety of other factors). I intend for it to feature fairly prominently on this site; Í’ll write more details about this in the future as everything is still is in a state of flux for now.

What’s on the cards for your Term 3?

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