Magic + Maths = Inspired Teaching

Ken Ring has taken his own special brand of mathematics to the UK. The former teacher is now president of the New Zealand Society of Magicians – a career change reflected in his “eccentric approach to the subject.” Ring performs a magic act for children using the basic language of maths: “when he makes something disappear he calls it subtraction.” The idea is for children to see the “big words” at work for themselves, in a way which is entertaining rather than intimidating. His act shows pupils that maths, like magic tricks, can be de-coded: “Ask your teacher to share the secrets and anyone can do it. But first you must learn the special words …”


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Mike King Named 2019 New Zealander of the Year

Mike King Named 2019 New Zealander of the Year

“Mental health advocate Mike King has been named Kiwibank 2019 New Zealander of the Year.” Charlotte Carter reports for Stuff.co.nz. “His determination to shine a light on the effects and…