Mathomat geometry templates were invented in 1969 by Craig Young, a mathematics teacher. In his early career Craig had been an engineering tradesman at the Government Aircraft Factory (GAF) in Melbourne.
As a classroom teacher, Craig soon realised that his students had problems doing technical drawing in geometry because of the practical limitations of traditional mathematics drawing sets. Craig set about designing a much more practical and inspiring technical drawing tool, the Mathomat template. Mathomat has since became an iconic Australian geometry tool, it has been specified by many schools, and has been used by very many students in Australia (and also more recently in South Africa) since.
We have been privileged to work with a number of leading mathematics educators over the years. They are an eclectic group, but they all have two things in common. They are all well regarded professionals, and they all think that Mathomat is a powerful learning tool.
Author of the forthcoming student manual "Discovering hidden angles, a Mathomat adventure" which builds on his research into angle conceptualisation
Chris, a mathematician and educator, is an academic advisor to Mathomat. Chris approached us in 2021 with an interest in the circle templates in Mathomat...
Michelle is a mathematics teacher from Bloemfontein, South Africa. She utilises Mathomat products extensively in her teaching. Michelle provides professional...
Our proud and passionate team of publishers, authors, illustrators, artists and designers are are led by John Lawton, who developed the existing Mathomat business by integrating three separate and iconic Australian brands of drawing and design tools and of mathematics education publishing.
Juliet is an Illustrator, designer and writer, based in London, England.Juliet Snape studied at Cambridge School of Art and completed...
Emily is an author, illustrator and character designer, living in London, England. Emily completed a Bachelor of Arts and Drama...
Theodora is a Model Maker and Fine Artist, living in in Woodstock, Oxfordshire England with her husband and three children.
As tool designers we aim to support mathematics teachers by developing geometry learning aids that can engage middle school students more deeply. Construction of mathematical knowledge is encouraged if students can remain connected with the concrete geometric experiences of their primary school years while engaging with the more abstract concepts required in secondary school. This facilitates a deeper understanding of the geometric relationships students are being challenged to understand.
A tool such as the Mathomat geometry template can do this by presenting students with basic geometric shapes, such as circles, ellipses, quadrilaterals and other polygons in physical form. Students are able to retain a physical connection to these shapes while being challenged to understand the abstract relationships that define them mathematically.
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Using a series of Mathomat products and templates, learn maths and geometry with Pr. Chris Tisdell.
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