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By Murray Bourne, 21 Nov 2004

murray bourneThis site is owned and maintained by Murray Bourne.

I was a teacher in secondary schools in Australia for some years. I was in Broken Hill (outback Australia) and then Grafton (northern NSW).

I then moved to Japan where I taught mathematics (in English) for 4 years in an interesting program that prepared Japanese students for college courses in the USA. The students would spend one year improving their English, followed by one year doing a typical freshman program, then they would go to small mid-West colleges in the US. I also taught English while in Japan.

On returning to Australia, I taught in TAFE (Technical and Further Education), Bond University and Griffith University on the Gold Coast, south of Brisbane.

I then moved to Singapore where I taught engineering mathematics in a polytechnic. Subsequently, I did staff training in the same institution.

I'm now a freelance trainer and consultant, still based in Singapore.

My main site is Interactive Mathematics, which is a series of math tutorials enhanced by interactive javascript- and SVG-based applets. There are hundreds of testimonials about IntMath from happy readers on this page.

To avoid spammers, I hesitate to put my real e-mail address here :-(. If you want to contact me, leave a comment on this post. 🙂

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HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

  1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
    `a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)`
    (See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
  2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with \( and \).
    \( \int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}} \)
    (This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can mix both types of math entry in your comment.


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