Welcome to Elementary Math for April 2014!
April is Convention time in the US, and I am pleased to tell you that Trish and I are coming to the US to meet teachers and homeschoolers in two events this month:
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, 9-12 April
- We will be joining The Old Schoolhouse booth at the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, OH, 24-26 April
If you get to either event, do come and say “G’day!” to us and introduce yourself. Oh, and if we look a little weary it will be because we are planning to drive around 3,000 miles while we are in the US, and visit around 6 states.
This month, I have a series for you that I released as a video podcast a while back. The videos all have useful content about the teaching of math, with ideas from the real world around us. I hope you and your children enjoy them, and that they give you ideas for taking math into the world around us.
~ Peter Price
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Introduction from Dr. Peter Price
Dr. Price’s Approach to Mathematics
Dr. Peter Price has been an educator in Australia and the UK for over 30 years – first as an elementary teacher and then as a university professor (in Australian terminology, a lecturer). He has a PhD in mathematics education and currently teaches future teachers at an Australian Christian college in Brisbane, Queensland. Peter has a passion for seeing children turned on to math, and loves helping teachers, including homeschool moms and dads, find better ways to teach mathematics. “Math is perhaps the most useful, beautiful, logical of all disciplines, and my vision is to change the experience of millions of children who currently find math boring or frustrating,” he says. Peter is married to Trish, and they have three grown children, and one granddaughter, born just one month ago. Peter is excited to join the Schoolhouse Teachers team, and looks forward to getting to know lots of homeschool families. His business site is www.classroomprofessor.com. You can contact Peter with any questions about the lessons at firstname.lastname@example.org.