Blackboards

Tuesday 14 March 2006 at 12:58 pm | In Articles | 1 Comment

Thanks to Gooseania (who got it from Blog of a Math Teacher) for linking to The Sarong Theorem Archive. Just shows that blackboards still exist; they have completely vanished from FE and schools in the UK to be replaced by whiteboards or smartboards.

The problem is that whiteboards need regular proper cleaning and decent pens; smartboards are useless for maths since they are usually far too small and are too dependent on technology. I don’t miss the chalk dust but there’s little to beat a decent blackboard for flexibility.

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  1. I heard that our maths department had a real struggle to convince the architects that they needed blackboards in our new building. We’re keeping the ones from the old building because they’re so hard to get hold of nowadays.

    Comment by Craig — Wednesday 15 March 2006 7:51 pm #

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