My name is Lee, I began teaching mathematics in August 2000. I have taught in England, Norway, Costa Rica and in BC Canada. For 12 years I taught the IB diploma in the United World Colleges. I wrote the Mathematical Studies online textbook for kognity.com in 2014, and in so doing saw the potential for interactive classroom resources. I then downsized my career to be spend much more time with my family, and have gotten around to many things such as building a jungle gym in the garden and writing this website. I currently teach part time in my local high school.
I take lots of opportunities to be out and about or to be making things, especially with my family (kids age 4 and 8). We love to cook, hike, bike, kayak, camp, explore intertidal life; swim, do puzzles, play games… I also enjoy woodwork and building this website.
Like so many people I love to make things work out – whether its figuring out the criminal in a mystery novel or getting two pieces of wood to fit together perfectly. Building Geogebra applets is a ‘great fun’ thing for me to do. That said, I put a ‘start’ and an ‘end’ to a lot of the applets I make and I break the task of learning math curriculum into small chunks to give a sense of progress and accomplishment. However I’m always looking for ways to invite kids/learners to do their own math and enjoy the immense satisfaction of making things work out.
If you have ideas about how you think I should be developing this site, let me know. Comments can be left on the home page or on the contact form.