I teach mathematics at a public high school in Sydney, Australia. In a previous lifetime, I worked in software development in many roles, starting out as a programmer, becoming a software development manager, with forays into quality assurance, business analysis and sales and marketing. Somehow all these skills came together into a teaching career.

For my post-graduate Master of Teaching honours thesis I conducted an investigation on the use of one-to-one laptops in mathematics classrooms at five secondary schools. The research is published in the Mathematics Education Research Journal (MERJ).

I was an executive member of the Mathematical Association of NSW from 2015-2017 and continue to work with MANSW on teacher professional development.

Topics I'm currently interested in:
  • Using different classroom designs to transform teaching and learning.
    Over the last two years I have been working in a Vertical Whiteboard classroom for the majority of my lessons.
  • Student motivation and engagement in mathematics.
  • Perceptions of "mathematical ability" and the related use of "grading/streaming" in the formation of mathematics classes.
  • Cross-curricular learning, with particular focus on STEM.
  • Strategies to increase student willingness to engage with problem solving work in mathematics lessons.
  • Alternate approaches to assessment.
  • Student Voice - and the role it can play in improving teaching and learning.
Aiming for a low Signal-to-Noise Ratio: My earnest goal - despite the "rant" part of exzuberant - is to keep the amount of interesting/useful information in this blog at a reasonable level. You won't be reading what I'm eating, or what my cats are doing here.

This blog is prepared as a service to the open education community. The opinions of the author expressed do not state or reflect those of my employer or educational institutions. This blog and all its contents have been developed in private time in the pursuit of a ‘personal interest project’.

Contact me: enzuber at gmail dot com or twitter @enzuber