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Review: Animal ABC (iPad Interactive Book)

A good friend of mine just launched her first children’s picture book, and chose the iPad as her platform of choice. It’s only 99c in iTunes, and the pictures are an absolute delight to look at. If you have young children and you own an iPad, you should definitely grab a copy. Animal ABC, by […]

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A Short Comic About Sketchnoting

I try to attend at least a couple of web/design/UX conferences each year. Not only do I always learn something, they’re a great opportunity to refine one’s sketching skills while sitting in the audience! Recently I was asked to contribute an article about sketchnoting — visual note-taking — to a magazine called Primarily English, put […]

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Review: The Common Denominator

Great review in The Common Denominator: The Newsletter of The Mathematical Association of Victoria. Glad you enjoyed the book Angela!

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Where Can I Buy Charlie?

A few people have asked where they can get their hands on a copy of Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine (not everyone is comfortable with ordering online). I’m pleased to report that several bookshops around Australia have copies in stock. Melbourne If you’re in Melbourne, head on over to Readings in Lygon Street, Carlton. […]

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Highlights from the Mathematical Association of Victoria Conference

On Friday I attended the Mathematical Association of Victoria‘s annual conference at La Trobe University. The conference is primarily for school teachers who teach mathematics, so many of the sessions weren’t relevant for me. However, I was interested to see whether this was a conference I should be more involved with, as maths teachers fall […]

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7 Ideas to Turn Charlie Weatherburn into a Fun Lesson

A number of people who have bought Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine are primary school teachers. They’ve read the story to their students, and I’m delighted that many of them have taken the story to the next level and used it as the basis for an entire lesson. Some of the ideas are fantastic, […]

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Letters and Numbers

I recently appeared on a rather nerdy TV game show called Letters and Numbers, the Australian version of the popular UK show Countdown. Contestants compete to solve anagrams and maths problems. There are no cash or prizes to be won — but contestants do receive a copy of the Macquarie Dictionary. Like I said, pretty […]

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The Pursuit Of Perfection

Last month I had the privilege of delivering one of the keynote presentations at the Microsoft Tech.Ed conference on the Gold Coast. Interestingly, I was invited to speak not as a user experience designer (which is usually the case when I give a talk) but as the author of Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine. […]

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Free Download: Activity Sheets

Ever since I launched Charlie Weatherburn I’ve wanted to create some activity sheets to complement the book. Being about a mathematician, it made sense for there to be some educational material that kids could have fun with — and now there is! Taking the popular colouring sheets and expanding on the idea, I’ve added a […]

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Shipping, Scientists, Schools & Speaking Gigs

Wow, it’s been a crazy few weeks since my book launched. I’ve been a bit slack with updates to the blog, but here’s a summary of everything that’s happened: Shipping Options for Aussies If you previously thought about buying a paperback copy of Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine but baulked at the $9 shipping […]

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