Presenter

John Lawton

Specialised mathematics educator.

Our proud and passionate team of publishers, authors, illustrators, artists and designers all produce a range of materials for Mathomat. This work aims to engage and encourage school students to enjoy and have fun in their learnings while broadening their maths and geometry practical skills and knowledge.

John Lawton
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John is the owner of the Mathomat business, and has extensive experience in teacher professional development involving Mathomat and OLM materials. He has been involved with many respected teachers and academics over the years, resulting in the teaching resource publications for Mathomat that are available for sale in our online store or in some cases as free downloads in MAC.

John's interest in classroom teaching has led him into PhD research at Deakin University where he is investigating the conceptualisation of angle in geometry teaching. Working initially with 40 mathematics teachers in a survey on the handling of this topic, along with an understanding of the literature, he has built up a baseline of knowledge of angle teaching practice. This is the platform for an experimental lesson sequence for angle teaching that he is currently implementing in partnership with case study teachers across a year level range from three to eight. This classroom teaching, and subsequent student assessment, seeks to create an understanding of how enhancement of angle teaching can influence mathematics teaching practice, and will form the basis for his thesis.

John is interested in exploring new areas that will allow him to continue to grow his mathematics education research and teaching practice.

John's recent paper mapping teacher's concept image and definition of angle can be accessed from the academic papers section of mathomat.com.au. John plans to present this at ICME15 in 2024.

Recently, John's engagement with leading educators has involved Professor Chris Tisdell and Mathomat product design. Chris became involved with Mathomat as academic advisor in 2021. This has so far resulted in Chris and John applying for a patent for the new TGT (Tisdell's Geometry Tool) in Mathomat. One of four Mathomat related patents that John is involved in. John and Chris are planning to present a paper at ICME15 that explores the use of the TGT by mathematics teachers for fostering mathematics thinking by students. The paper can be accessed from the academic papers section of mathomat.com.au.

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Learn to teach maths with Mathomat

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Watch and learn from Pr. Chris Tisdell

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Finding Hidden Angles, a Mathomat Adventure

Finding Hidden Angles, a Mathomat Adventure

V7 template with 48 page student book
Template
$
19.95
Use Mathomat with the finding hidden angles student book. Gain insight into the geometry of the world by understanding angle. Build confidence with maths.
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Mathomat V7 Builder Pack

Mathomat V7 Builder Pack

with 96 page student manual
Template
$
19.95
The Mathomat V7 template with an illustrated manual of investigations that familiarise students with the use of Mathomat for creative drawing.
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Mathomat V7 Explorer Pack

Mathomat V7 Explorer Pack

Template & 72 page student manual
Template
$
19.95
The Mathomat V7 geometry template with 72 page illustrated student manual and MAC guide by Juliet Snape. Illustrated contexts for student directed learning.
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Geometry & Beyond

Geometry & Beyond

with Mathomat
Publication
$
24.95
A series of lessons for secondary school which make use of available classroom materials, such as the Mathomat template and geometry software.
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Maths with Mathomat

Maths with Mathomat

Lesson Plans Years 4-9 & Beyond
Publication
$
24.95
A series of comprehensive lesson plans developed to give teachers a glimpse of the potential for using Mathomat as an aid in the teaching of mathematics.
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Text Book & Units of Work

Text Book & Units of Work

with Mathomat
Publication
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24.95
This 116 page book of investigations with Mathomat reveal the passion for teaching of Craig Young, the designer of the original Mathomat.
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