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M1Maths is produced and maintained by David Ilsley ( d.ilsley@gmail.com ) in Brisbane, Australia.

Please feel free to make contact if you are a teacher thinking of trialling or using the materials in your school and would like some help. Support can be provided at no cost. Support will need to be mostly online, though it could include school visits for schools in Southeast Queensland.

Also feel free to make contact if you have any questions, comments, feedback or suggestions. These will help to improve the site. Comments about things like incorrect answers, unclear language, poor explanations and even typos are very welcome, will be acted upon and will be acknowledged unless requested otherwise.

The following have helped to improve the site: Rex Boggs, Dario Lucisano.

There is also a Facebook Group M1Maths Facebook Group for people who are happy for their comments to be seen by others and to engage in discussions.

Brief Biography

David Ilsley grew up and went to school in England. He studied Natural Science at Cambridge University, majoring in Geology and obtaining 1st Class Honours and a Masters Degree.

He moved to Australia to pursue research work in Geology at the Australian National University in Canberra and then worked for mining companies for a few years.

After marrying, he decided that the life of an exploration geologist (with many long periods away from home) wasn’t totally compatible with married life or bringing up children and enrolled in a Diploma of Education at the University of Queensland.

After qualifying, he taught at a number of high schools in SE Queensland. This work was interspersed with periods as a regional mathematics adviser, a writer of Senior Mathematics materials for Open Learning, a curriculum developer for the 2002 Queensland P-10 Maths Syllabus and a classroom coach training teachers in middle schools in the Bronx, New York.

David has published articles in professional journals and presented at conferences and was vice president of the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers and editor of their journal Teaching Mathematics from 1998 to 2000.

The M1Maths materials were developed progressively over much of this teaching career and were initially published on the Internet in 2019.

Now retired and just doing occasional relief teaching, he works on further development of the materials along with pursuing his interests in travel, astronomy and gardening his hectare of land in Logan City.

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