About the Blog

Well, first of all, I guess I should introduce this, shouldn’t I?

The blog isn’t about me, or the other writers. It’s about what we want to do, to give back to you guys.

There are huge gaps in the levels of education that people get. Some get amazing levels of support and advice, others, not so much. Mathematical Mischief (this blog), is being built to counteract that. To help even the playing field for all students, to provide a way for all students to learn or teach themselves something valuable, something useful to their education. To provide not only support and materials that will hopefully beneficial for revision and learning, but also free.

As more writers get stuck to this blog, I’m hoping we can gain a variety of different writers. While most of the time, I’ll be posting, there are other people, floating around, posting math related things. Not necessarily maths worksheets (that’s primarily my focus), but where maths can be applied in real life (which sounds tricky, but it isn’t as bad as you think).

I’m based in Australia, so I’ll be basing the tutorials and worksheets I do based on the Australian Curriculum. Some of the names of the resources may be different to what you expect, but, in essence, they’re the same thing. I’ll cover other maths topics, if you’d like, all you have to do is ask, πŸ™‚

The stuff that does pop up on this blog may seem entirely random. we might post things in a strange, illogical form that you just might go ‘What?’ at. Keep in mind, it’s only a small team, and going in one straight line would take us an incredibly large amount of time that really, we don’t have (and nor do you). Requesting things will be the best way that can get us to specialise on the areas that you’re concerned about, and we’re sorry if what you’re looking for isn’t here at the moment.

I’m hoping that one day, with a bit of hard work and direction, that this becomes a resource that people can utilise for all sorts of purposes with maths, whether it be a revision tool, homework tool, support too, or an example tool. With your help, you can help the blog achieve that goal.

In saying all the things we want to do, though, we need your help. While a team can make a difference, it takes support to get the job done. I’ll be chipping away at all sorts of topics while I work on this blog, but if you need something specific, or want to get help for a specific topic, there are a few ways you can do it.

  • Follow the blog – It means a lot to know that people support us, and the more followers we get, the more people see our posts. πŸ™‚
  • Use the ‘Questions‘ page: Best way to get in touch with me, I’ll generally respond within two days or so. Keep in mind, everybody is in different time zones, so I may not necessarily be online when you are.
  • Leave a comment – If you leave a comment on a post, I will see it, and I can contact you there, too. It might seem a bit odd that I ask for a contact email, but it’s to make sure you’re actually human, and not just spamming.
  • If you would like to contribute towards this blog, and become a writer, or just submit materials once in a while, hit up the Contact form, or alternatively, email me at mathematicalmischief@gmail.com
  • Sign the Guestbook, or find us on Facebook or Twitter (links are in the header) – This way, others will see it, and take a look at the resources. πŸ™‚
  • Request it! – The single best way to get something on here that isn’t already. I love it when people contact me on the blog, it tells me that people are in contact, and want to know about the blog more, and that’s a great thing, πŸ™‚

This is going to be one crazy ride. But I hope you’ll bear with me, and hopefully, one day, this will make a difference. πŸ™‚

All the best!

Josh.

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18 comments on “About the Blog

  1. I like what you are doing with your blog.I dont blog about Maths though πŸ™‚ . I think what i really like is your enthusiasim, please never lose it. Definitely glad to follow.

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚
      It’s getting there (the majority of the followers are my Facebook friends, and my Twitter followers, for some reason it won’t distinguish them entirely).
      I love the progress that’s been made at the moment, it is just INSANE in trying to keep up, haha!
      I think I’ve got close to 15, 20 posts in backlog, while I try to manage study, work, and this.
      But I love it, and I wouldn’t change a thing for it, πŸ™‚

        • Understatement – I purposely scour Twitter, Facebook like pages, find people that need the help and get around to helping them, haha!

          It’s worth it, though. You can get to those people that are lazy, or afraid to look for help. They’re the people that need the most help, and it’s amazing to see that, πŸ™‚

    • I don’t mind, πŸ™‚
      I’d love to see more blogs like this pop up – it would be ultra beneficial to kids everywhere.
      Wow, Argentina… the blog is really getting some reach, haha! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for dropping by!

    • Thanks, Jennifer! Although, we’re not at 5,000 yet (only 4,000, haha!).
      Feel free to get in touch if you ever have any ideas, I’d love to help out in any way I can, πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Josh! This is to let you know I’ve nominated Mathematical Mischief for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’ve done so in order to give you a shout-out, as well as to show my appreciation for the very important work you do towards math education. This requires no action on your part, unless you’d like to participate! In either case, I hope you’ll check out your mention on my blog. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for answering my exponent problem…That was one problem on the GMAT test and during the time constraint – I didn’t see the answer right away. Thanks again for the help and I enjoy your blog

  4. What an intriguing idea. I will have to stay tuned to see if I can apply it at home with my little people. My son has a math brain so I am sure he will get a kick out of it. Keep it up! All little things make a huge difference!

  5. Josh, I’m in complete admiration of what you’re doing here. I joke about math, because my skills are so lacking, but developing an early love of it is so very essential. Anything at all I can do to help you in this endeavor please let me know.

    • Thanks for the support, Alex!
      Yeah, a lot of people do mock math, but they need to understand that it’s crucial in a lot of things. I mock it myself sometimes, but I understand the importance of it, too.
      Thanks for sharing the blog on twitter, too! πŸ™‚
      Your blog is really nice, by the way. πŸ™‚

  6. Wonderful idea and great resource. I’m going to share this with the alternative education resource organization as well as UnCollege. πŸ™‚ Thank you for creating resources for people around the world.

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