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October 13-15, 2011
Portland, Oregon

Red Lion Hotel on the River at Jantzen Beach

The Golden Anniversary
Celebrating Fifty Years of
Expanding Visions of Math Education
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Exhibitors Featured Speakers Hotel Hospitality
Thursday Keynote Speaker: Current NCTM President
J. Michael Shaughnessy

Saturday Breakfast Speaker: Mathemagician Irving Lubliner
Professor, Southern Oregon University

Kim Sutton
Greg Tang
Don Fraser
Barbara Novelli
Judith Hillen
James Burnett
Brian Tickle

Brian Tickle

Educator, Consultant, and Author

Brian Tickle has been involved in education since 1963. He graduated from University of New England, NSW, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts.  He has worked as a classroom teacher and Training and Development Officer. He was a Mathematics Education Consultant for the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Australia from 1996-2003. Since 2003 he has worked as an independent mathematics education consultant helping teachers, students and parents to improve student learning outcomes in mathematics in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Canada and USA. Brian has presented sessions at NCTM Conferences in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and NCSM in 2009.

Brian has co-authored the following books for children and teachers in mathematics education. These books are used in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Canada and USA.

  • Fundamentals Games for developing and practising mental computation strategies (2003)
  • Go Maths NSW (2007)
  • DecaCards A Real Hands-on Approach to Teaching Place Value (sole author) (2007)

He has also authored articles on the teaching of mathematics which have been published in Square One (NSW), Reflections (NSW), Australian Primary Mathematics Teacher (Australia) and Curriculum Support (a journal of the NSW Department of Education and Training).

Brian has spent over thirty years as a classroom teacher (1963-1995). He continues to teach modelled lessons for up to 100 observing teachers at a time in his role as a mathematics education consultant.

 Brian is a member of several organizations which include the following:

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (USA)
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (USA)
  • Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
  • Mathematics Association of NSW

Brian lives in Taree, New South Wales, Australia with his wife, Joy.


Conference Workshop and Session Times:  Thursday afternoon and Friday morning