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for your presentation at the conference. I found the programs excellent
and can see them being very well received by the pupils in my classes."
Robert McCallum, Loudoun Academy, Galston
"My Intermediate 1 class loved Grid
Rush- great benefit. At Maths Club we tried Boxes, TimeUp
and Rounding - all first years
and all hooked! Great." James Gill, Websters High School,
"I've just come across your TI83 downloads … they look FANTASTIC!
… [until now] I've not really found anyone who believed that TI83's
could be used profitably in this way. I just wanted to say 'thank
you' for the work you have been doing." David Payne, St
Anne's Science College, Southampton.
"I have found the majority of the programs you forwarded
to me very useful within the classroom. They have been especially
useful for consolidating / revising various topics. The most impressive
program is the Equation program
due to the progression through the levels and the illustration of
removing barrels and weights. I found some of my less able pupils
in S2, who were struggling with the equations topic, reaching level
10 which was a real achievement, best of all they were able to describe
their methods for solving the equation, excellent. Thanks for the
programs. I have enjoyed using them in the classroom and the pupils
have enjoyed the challenges." Robert McCallum, Loudoun
"When using the Equation
program on the OHP I found pupils began to see the answers instantly
the way Maths teachers do. I also found that when the pupils used
the software individually they overtook what their textbook offered
in half the time that the book required. Getting the pupils to use
their jotters too maintained good form. All very satisfying for
a teacher." Maths Teacher, Glasgow.
"TimeUp is an excellent
mental maths program for starting or finishing lessons. Classes
always enjoy playing this game. Integrals is used for Unit 2 Higher
work on integration …. [and is] much easier than drawing your own
diagrams and classes quickly see the effect of increasing the number
of strips. Pinboard - pupils
enjoy the challenge of constructing triangles or quadrilaterals
with given areas. Problems are set at different levels of difficulty
to provide challenges for all your class. The Ultimate
Challenge covers everything you need for 5-14 and S Grade non-calculator
work. Purchasing the licence for this program allowed all members
of my department to get a copy as well as pupils with their own
TI83+ calculators." David Martin, Harris Academy, Dundee
"The Ultimate Challenge
program, I have found, can be used with any level of class; it is
extremely well differentiated and provides many more questions than
can be got from most textbooks; an excellent tool to help improve
number skills." David Johnson, George Watson's College.
Software - Very good value for money. Presenter [Nevil Hopley] knew
his subject very well. Practical resource. Interesting for students
to use. Informative - lots of tips to try. Most relevant to current
curriculum of all the demos." Delegate at LTS Maths Software
in Focus Day.
"About 75% of the teachers who returned evaluation
forms chose your software as the best title they saw on the day"
Organiser of LTS Maths Software in Focus Day
"The Tables, Functions,
Graphs program is great as an introduction or as consolidation
of straight line work; it can also be used to extend the most able
pupils (finding an equation of a line(s) which goes through a number
of points; the difficulty increasing as the number of points increases).
I have found the program useful with a wide range of classes."
David Johnson, George Watson's College, Edinburgh
department is still having a great time with your programs - they’ve
been using Ultimate Brackets
lately. Seemingly the PT even took the calculator on holiday with
her during October, and one for each of her children, to try out
your programs! Maths Teacher, Aberdeenshire Secondary School
I think your programs look fantastic. I was wondering about …
obtaining an authority license [and] our maths advisor is very supportive
of this idea”
Authority Trainer for North Lanarkshire [who subsequently now
own an Authority License]
- September 2006
Here is a short piece that was in ATM's bi-monthly journal that
comments on students showing their workings, against the backdrop
of the Ultimate Brackets
Time Article - Winter 2005/06
This edition of TI Time focused on a variety of topics. Here
is an abridged version of that edition, that contains a double
page spread of ideas that Nevil Hopley uses when training staff
and students in the use of a graphic calculator.
12 Article - Jan 2005
This is a single page excerpt of an article that appeared in
Learning & Teaching Scotland’s award winning “Connected”
Time Article - Winter 2004/05
This edition of TI Time focused on the various ways that calculator
programs could enhance the teaching of Maths. Here is an abridged
version of that edition, that contains the article on Calculator
Scotland Article -19 Sep 2003
This appeared in the special features section of the Times Educational
Supplement in the week prior to the SETT 2003 exhibition.
Journal 32 Article
This is a retrospective article describing the presentation
given at the Scottish Mathematics Council's 2002 Conference
in Stirling. It was published in the SMC's Annual Journal later