Teacher, consultant, author, conference
speaker, Jill Britton is deeply interested in the teaching of mathematics.
Jill's experiences include teaching
Middle School students in summer camps, conducting workshops for elementary
students and/or teachers nationwide, and instructing college level students
full-time. She just retired as a mathematics instructor at Camosun College
in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Jill regards mathematics as the study of patterns and uses symmetry
and tessellations, the art of M. C. Escher, polyhedra (unit origami and
tetrahedral kites), curves (line designs, conics, cycloids/spirograph,
curves of constant width, and fractals), and recreational topology to promote
interest in mathematics.
Jill's strong background in teaching
forms the basis for the books she has authored. These books are intended
to be resource material to supplement the curriculum with recreationally-focused
In 2009, Jill was the recipient of
the ACCC national award for teaching excellence.
features the video by her peers presented at the awards ceremony in Charlottetown.
Department of Mathematics
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Canada V8P 5J2
11-12 October 2013
This book for Middle School teachers contains hands-on activities - many
based on the art of M. C. Escher. Coordinated with a web page of suitable
This book for Middle School teachers contains hands-on activities on
polyhedra - from tetrahedron kites to M.C. Escher kaleidocycles. Coordinated
with a web page of suitable links.
This introductory book explores elementary tessellations. It includes simple
instructions for creating Escher-like patterns.
This companion to Introduction to Tessellations contains transparency
masters with commentary, workshop activities, and general computer instructions
for creating tessellating art.
This companion to TesselMania! software shows how to use the program
for designing and generating Escher-like tessellations, quilt blocks, and
At the request of its author, Kevin Lee, we are discontinuing our distribution
of Tesselmania! software. Instead, we recommend that you purchase
Kevin's new tessellation program TesselManiac!
(both Windows and Mac).