The blog site is now up and running. Mathsolutionz.org has been set up with the non-specialist mathematics teacher in mind. In my travels up and down the country I have noticed in recent years that many mathematics departments in secondary schools are staffed by a significant number of non-specialists who have been drafted in to help with the high demand of teachers of mathematics that is suffering a shortfall in supply. Mathematics can be one of the most daunting of topics for any non specialist to teach and this is true for primary colleagues too. The direction I have chosen to take with the blogs on this site is that of opening up the reasoning behind the mathematics in order that the teaching of it can be better understood by our pupils.
The blogs will be on all aspects of mathematics education but particularly in subject knowledge enhancement but including pedagogical support also. The topics I intend to write about will range from key stage 1 mathematics through to A level with the aim of explaining the mathematics through concrete imagery to the fully abstract.
You have an invitation, and that is to send via the message box on the site, subject matter that you would like blogs written about to (hopefully) make life easier and more rewarding in the classroom. I admit I am slightly nervous about this as I do not know the level of response I will get to this offer. Whatever the response the offer is genuine and I look forward to creating information that you will be able to make use of in your schools. This offer is of course free of charge so contact me with your requests as soon as you are ready.