Jill Britton's HOME


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 is currently a mathematics instructor at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Jill's Camosun Website

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 an interest in mathematics. See What's love got to do with math?

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 topics.

In 2009, Jill was the recipient of the ACCC national award for teaching excellence. ACCC features the video by her peers presented at the awards ceremony in Charlottetown.

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Jill Britton 
Department of Mathematics
Camosun College 
3100 Foul Bay Road 
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8P 5J2


 

Just For Fun

Warp Jill Britton
Jill Britton Sliding Puzzle
Jill Britton Jigsaw Puzzle
Jill Britton Potato Head
Symmetrical Jill Britton


 
Favorite Songs

Sessions

Northwest Mathematics Conference
Bellevue, WA
11-12 October 2013


Articles

A condensation of Jill's article appearing in M.C. Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration, the proceedings of the International Escher Congress held in Rome in July 1998 (the centenary of Escher's birth).  See Jill's article on her earliest experiences with Escher's art in 100 Years of Mathematics Teacher.


Links

Number Patterns
Fun with Curves
& Topology

Selected web pages for educators each leading to recreation-orientated learning experiences for Middle School students. 

topic links

R-U-B-B-E-R Geometry


Books

Symmetry
and
Tessellations

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 links. 

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NCTM review

activity links


Polyhedra
Pastimes

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.

more information

NCTM review

activity links


Introduction 
to 
Tessellations

This introductory book explores elementary tessellations. It includes simple instructions for creating Escher-like patterns. 

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Teaching 
Tessellating 
Art

This companion to Introduction to Tessellations contains transparency masters with commentary, workshop activities, and general computer instructions for creating tessellating art. 

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Explorations 
with 
TesselMania!

This companion to TesselMania! software shows how to use the program for designing and generating Escher-like tessellations, quilt blocks, and Islamic patterns.

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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).