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, March 2020

This is a 12 of 12 in two parts: the first from my class for future maths teachers this morning, and the second from tonight’s TSO Chorus rehearsal.

So, to my class. One focus for this semester’s unit is to look at different types of activity that get school maths students reasoning about conceptual ideas, instead of […]

12 of 12, February 2020

I know I thought last month’s 12 of 12 was pretty lame, but this probably tops it. I had a work deadline, and so couldn’t get outside much and, when it came time for the one thing that might have generated a few fun photographs, I forgot that it was the 12th entirely.

Feel free to skip […]

12 of 12, January 2020 (and Moods of the Mountain #116)

So, a new year begins and the 12 of 12 tradition continues. Just as well I didn’t make a new year resolution about upping the quality and interest value of this weird little habit, because today was a very mixed day and most of the time I forgot it was the 12th and so forgot to […]

12 of 12, December 2019

Most of my previous December “12 of 12” collections have included something about Christmas card writing. It must be that time of year.

I forgot to take my lunch to work, and so had to pop down to “Lazenby’s” to get one of the nice sushi packs that they stock. I returned via the bush track before […]

12 of 12, November 2019

Today was a day for mostly forgetting to take photos, in part because I hadn’t picked a theme or focus for the day. I remembered while I was marking … and letting my eyes wander out the window and around the room to which I’d escaped because my office is a disaster area.

I remembered to take […]

12 of 12, October 2019 – Charlotte Cove Scout camp

A messy week and some problems with one of our Scout boat trailers meant that this camp did not get off to quite the start we’d intended, but eventually we got most people and most things to where they needed to be, and set up tents for the first night in readiness for the weekend’s activities. […]

12 of 12, September 2019

There were some contrasts to be had in today’s 12 of 12, with the day beginning at work with a three-hour meeting, focusing on the new performance framework (yet another iteration of workplace management practices). It was about as riveting as the associated document cover.

In the afternoon I left work and headed north to Launceston, meeting […]

12 of 12, August 2019

So, umm, apparently people having birthdays like to have cakes. I kind of knew this, but in a household of one this hadn’t been a pressing requirement of domestic life. However, with the household now larger, and with both youngsters having birthdays in early August, it was time for cake making … and, not just cake […]

12 of 12, June 2019

The past month has been challenging and sad. My dear friend Lisa, who has been unwell for some time, passed away on Saturday 8 June, after being in hospital for nearly 3 weeks. The funeral was today, and I’m going to use part of this 12 of 12 to do a little reminiscing.

I only started to […]

12 of 12, May 2019

A rather miscellaneous collection of photos for this month’s 12 of 12.

Over breakfast I finalised the preparation of the lesson I had been asked to give at Church today.

This is the view from the room in which I taught the lesson. I reckon it has the best view of any chapel in the world (based on […]