World First – Equation solving in Bali

Whilst at the conference for Apple Distingushed Educators in Bali in the week before Easter I took an online lesson on Linear Equations for students from my online courses. With this backdrop I explained the techniques of equation-solving to students 6700 km away. A unique situation!

Maths in Bali

Ro Bairstow, has been a teacher of high school mathematics for over 30 years and has taught the Year 11 (14-16 year olds) IGCSE mathematics course at King’s College in New Zealand for the past 10 years. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey in England and a Diploma in Mathematics Education from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He has written mathematics textbooks, computer programs and managed and designed websites, wikis and blogs for most levels of secondary school mathematics. Throughout his career, Ro has delivered presentations at conferences around the world on the use of computers and information and communications technologies in mathematics education.

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