Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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12 of 12, November 2017 (and Midlands 2017-#6N)

After a busy morning and early afternoon, in which there were things of interest but my mind was a bit too preoccupied for taking photos, I headed northwards with a work colleague/friend of mine for meetings that we have over the next couple of days. Today was one of those bright spring days, and the extended […]

12 of 12, October 2017

Today was a mix of work and labour and beaches.

The first beach was actually visited only by satellite image, as the kayaking company with whom I had done my Bathurst Harbour trip had posted a Google maps satellite view of Hobart city which revealed their kayaks in amongst the Hobart docks, during one of their half-day […]

12 of 12, September 2017

A miscellaneous day, a dearth of ideas, and a feeling of being caught in chaos led to my desperate plan for this month’s 12 of 12: I could make “mess” my theme. I had a lot of it, all I had to do was to try and make it artistic.

I was not surprised that on the […]

12 of 12, August 2017

It’s a rather scrappy 12 of 12 this month: it was a cold and wet day, I kept forgetting to take photos, and when I did take them they were pretty ordinary shots (actually, “ordinary” overstates how good they were; they were lousy, and I only included them in order to make sure that I had […]

12 of 12, July 2017

This is the post in which I attend a maths teachers’ conference and demonstrate my incapacity to identify and stop at a count of 12. That’s irony for you.

Last week I finally got around to getting myself a “professional” Twitter account for my work identity, so that I can join the large number of maths education […]

12 of 12, June 2017

This month’s 12th fell on the Monday of the long weekend, and, for a variety of reasons (not the least of which was the fact that I had spent the morning reading a not-totally-rivetting literature review chapter), I felt the need to get out for a walk on Mt Wellington. I decided to pick an approximate […]

12 of 12, May 2017

This month’s 12th coincided with the early career teachers’ day of the statewide maths association conference, and I had been asked to run a couple of sessions during the course of the day. I’d managed most of the preparation before today, but there were still a few odds and ends to finish off before I left […]

12 of 12, April 2017

Today was one of those miscellaneous days where quite a few things happened but they were not always easily or appropriately photographable.

It’s nearly Easter, and so I included a toasted hot cross bun for breakfast.

I went to the movies during the morning with a friend and saw the excellent based-on-true-stories Hidden Figures, about the work of […]

12 of 12, March 2017

Last year’s March 12th was on the first day (Saturday) of the annual Scout Guide Regatta; this year’s happens to be on the Sunday of Regatta, and next year’s — thanks to the nature of calendars and the timing of the March long weekend that determines the Regatta dates — will be another Regatta day, this […]

12 of 12, February 2017

It’s the 12th again, and this month I was on the second day of a Scout hike on Freycinet Peninsula. By the time I remembered it was 12 of 12 I had emptied the tent, although I hadn’t yet started to take it down.

The Scouts had planned to be underway by 8:15; I was not surprised […]