**Helloooo my lovely wombats, **

**I started this blog several years ago because I found myself trying to convince teachers that maths could be fun, FUN, FUN at conferences. Sometimes it was like talking to a carton of eggs. So I had to show teachers that maths could be fun. With over 900,000 hits, you could say, my evil plan worked.** **After several years of blogging, I had an epiphany. Having studied maths at university for 5 years, then teaching maths for 10 years up to and including Year 12, suddenly, I realised I never wanted to know the answer to any maths problem I solved. I simply wanted to get the answer right and move on. **

**I taught in some tough high schools. On my first day at one high school a student threw a bike off a roof. Now I understand their rage. ****I loved maths from day 1, but o****nly a small % of students love maths for the challenge. It’s like Latin, a dead language, to many students and therefore ‘booooring’.**

**So now I concentrate on the TOUGH YEARS: Middle School. Students want to know the answer to the questions I ask. eg. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE A 14 YO TO BLEED TO DEATH? It’s a great graph. They want to know the answer! I aim to make the maths REAL, RELEVANT and FUN. ** **Maths teachers don’t have time to be creative. So now I’m expanding my empire by creating the WORKSHEETS that I would have wanted for my challenging classes.** **My friend here, Roni, who is an unidentified marsupial and a little dodgy, will guide you through the worksheets.**

**I’m following the Common Core Standards for the USA. Hey! I’v done the math! **

**So here are the worksheets that motivate students, even difficult students, to DO THE MATH or MATHS. The first one is free and then there’s a small fee and me and Roni are going to clear outa town with all the loot. Ha!**

**………………………………………………………….I got the wobblies!**

**Me and Roni have some very interesting maths worksheets planned. And they didn’t even fall off the back of a truck!**

**Cheerio**

**Mathspig**