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Publications and Lectures


  • Krupp, D., Kim, J., Taylor, P. and Barclay, P. 2014. Cooperation and Competition in Large Classrooms, HEQCO Research Report
  • Taylor, P. 2014. My students deserve better. For the Learning of Mathematics 34 1: 34-35.


  • Kajander, A., Mason, R., Taylor, P., Doolittle, E., Boland, T., Jarvis, D., and Maciejewski, W. 2010. Multiple visions of teachers' understandings of mathematics. For the Learning of Mathematics 30: 50-56


  • Kingston Rotary Club Breakfast Speaker. An interesting photographic problem. January 2007.
  • Will the real Q please step forward? 9th annual symposium on innovative teaching, Simon Fraser University, May, 2007
  • 2007. Mathematical Lens. Mathematics Teacher 101: 179-182 [PDF]
  • "Last Lecture," Queen's MiniU, May 2011 God is also a mathematician. [PDF]


  • Keynote Speaker: Workshop on Preparation of students for the preparatory-year program at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Sept 2006.
  • The Adrian Pouliot Prize Lecture. The structure of a mathematics curriculum. CMS Winter Meeting, Toronto [PDF]
  • Canadian Club Luncheon Speaker. What's wrong with the high school curriculum?


  • What the history of art can teach us about teaching. MAA Seaway Banquet address [PDF]
  • Banquet Speaker, "Whitehead's stage of romance" CUMC Annual Meeting, Kingston


  • The teacher as artist: a letter to my colleagues. MAA Focus 24: 8-9 [PDF]
  • Review of the CUPM Curriculum Guidelines 2004. MAA Online. [PDF]


  • Working Group co-leader. Rethinking math thinking in secondary math classes. CMS Math Education Forum. Montreal 16-18
  • CMS Winter Meeting. December 2003. Vancouver. Education Session. The tyranny of reality.[PDF]


  • Speaker: Inquiry and design, Canadian Math Society Winter Meeting, Ottawa.


  • "Training" our students. Canadian J. of Math, Science and Technology 1 (2000) 110-116 (with Nathalie Sinclair). [PDF]
  • Regular Lecturer, Reinventing the Teacher, International Congress of Mathematics Education, Tokyo (with Nathalie Sinclair).


  • Plenary Speaker Changing the Culture Conference, Post-modernism and High School Math Education. PIMS Simon Fraser University


  • Jesus of Montreal Feb. 1994, Benny and Joon, Feb. 1995.
  • The MacClement Lecture, Mathematics and Poetry. Queen's University Fac. of Education [PDF]
  • Royal Canadian Institute Lecture: The calculus revolution: right revolution--wrong subject, Toronto
  • Complex Variables: the poetry and music of W.J. Barnes, Quarry press, 1994. 131 pp. (with D. Helwig). [Until his sudden death in 1992 Bill Barnes was my co-teacher for the Math and Poetry course at Queen’s (IDIS 303). That same year he won a 3-M fellowship. Many of his poems are quite fine. Email me for a copy of the book.]
  • The Avis Memorial Lecture, Portrait of the artist as a young cadet, Royal Military College


  • Calculus, The Analysis of Functions, Wall & Emerson, Toronto, 480
  • ODYSSEY, LaSalle High School Musical Production (with M.J. Taylor, and R. Upitis)


  • Panelist: The Power of Teaching and Learning, SFU Centre for University Teaching, Vancouver. Madame Sousatska.
  • Care, not Speed, IEEE Canadian Review No. 11.


  • NSF Calculus Conference, San Antonio, Oct. 5-8
  • The Randolph Lecture: Calculus, where are we going? Seaway Section, MAA, Oswego, NY.


  • The Trial of Judas Iscariot: an Easter Service of Holy Communion, Sydenham St. United Church.


  • Zen in the art of archery and teaching, Journal of Literary Theory 4, 73-81.


  • On Virgil: my opening lecture to Mathematics 120, For the Learning of Mathematics 1 (1980) 49-52.
  • Ontario Grade 12 Curriculum Resources For some time now I have been constructing investigative problems to fit the Ontario Grade 12 Curriculum for the university-bound students. With the new courses starting last Fall (2007) I thought that would be an ideal time to organize these into a curriculum and invite interested teachers to try them out, give me comments, and maybe even flesh them out in a sense of producing some supporting units (technical exercises, solutions, etc.) In fact I produced most of a curriculum for the Advanced Functions course MHF4U but only a collection of problems for the Calculus and Vectors MCV4U. Email me if you would like more information.

  • IN PROCESS This is a collection of investigative problems drawn from geometry, counting, probability, and strategic thinking. For many years I published them as my "orange book" and now I have brought them on-line. Have a look.

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