– B.Sc.(Hons.) in Applied Mathematics – The University of Adelaide
– Graduate Diploma in Education – Adelaide College of the Arts and Education
– Graduate Diploma in Instructional Uses of Computers – South Australian College of Advanced Education
– Master of Education – Deakin University
I was educated in South Australia and then subsequently worked as a teacher for the Northern Territory Department of Education for more than 39 years. I taught mathematics from years 8 to 12. My Master of Education research paper examined mathematics as a cultural construct. The notion of teaching junior secondary mathematics with cultural inclusivity was explored. I taught a mathematics enrichment program for year 9 students as part of their transition to year 10 mathematics at a senior college and undertook visits to feeder middle schools to promote mathematics at a senior college. I believe mathematics is an important life skill that follows you throughout life, I want to help students realise that they can enjoy it and love as I do.
“Not everyone can be top of the class for mathematics, but you can do your best. You may never know what you are really capable of until you give mathematics your best shot. The study of mathematics can be a lifelong endeavour for all of us.”– Greig McArthur