# hello world

01 Dec 2013

• lessons
• resources
• pedagogy
• professional development

## starting points

Here are some aspects of teaching I have been using recently and intend to look at in more detail in future posts.

### GeoGebra

GeoGebra is a powerful open source geometry and algebra software that I feel is under-used in secondary education. There are wonderful resources on the GeoGebraTube site that are ready to use.

### inquiry tasks

Inquiry tasks are a step back from investigations and allow students more control of their progress in lessons as they explore a given prompt. Andrew Blair’s website gives details of inquiry maths and includes lots of resources. I have tried a couple and have been delighted by the results.

### latex

A lot of my resources are typeset using $\LaTeX{}$. Some ways in which I use it include

• A-level presentations - Beamer class
• assessments - Exam class
• diagrams - tikz (with a little help from GeoGebra)
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