Miles Ford integrates Mathematica and the Wolfram Language into every aspect of his teaching of the Queensland and Australian mathematics curriculums. This includes using them to teach concepts through notebooks and interactive models, as well as student use of their computational power and programming potential across the learning and assessment spectrum. While primarily focused on the mathematics classroom, he also works with other teachers to take advantage of Mathematica’s power across the science, technology, and humanities fields.
Miles is the Head of Mathematics at St John’s Anglican College and has been using Mathematica since 2011, when he introduced it to his senior mathematics programs. Over the last few years, he has expanded its use throughout the mathematics department across all secondary school levels and into other curriculum areas. He particularly enjoys using the Wolfram Language to solve novel problems and helping students to develop their own solutions using Mathematica. Miles presented at the Australian Wolfram Technology Conference 2015 on the process of embedding Mathematica into the mathematics program.
St John's Anglican College, Queensland, Australia
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), University of Queensland, Australia
Bachelor of Education (Secondary), James Cook University, Australia
Creative problem solving, student coding