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Black Douglas
BLACK  DOUGLAS  PROFESSIONAL  EDUCATION  SERVICES
8 Greenbank Drive    Mooroolbark    Victoria    3138    Australia
ABN 34 620 211 772

Welcome

Black Douglas was established in 1993 to support mathematics education. We launched our first web site in the latter part of the 90s. Since then we have developed in several directions. We invite you to explore and enjoy.

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Mathematics Centre

A world of alternatives to text-based learning
  • Professional development built around all students learning to work like a mathematician (Working Mathematically).
  • Hands-on problem solving tasks from Mathematics Task Centre.
  • Enhancing the number sense of primary children through the Calculating Changes network.
  • Links to Maths300 for whole class investigation lesson plans.
  • A wide range of resources, including Poly Plug, Working Mathematically with Infants and Maths With Attitude.
  • Research and classroom stories, web papers and much more.

 

Upstage Productions

Children's musicals for schools and theatre groups
"Thank you again for your wonderful material! It was fun to hear the catchy music being sung in the hallways of the school and at recess by cast members. The excitement throughout the school was palpable. Parents, teachers, and students have all raved about the delightful experience."

 

Summerhays Cottage

A holiday to remember for couples or small families
Summerhays Cottage, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Australia, offers self-contained motel style accommodation in a spacious cottage bordered by a tranquil garden with a large deck area. It is close to beaches, nature walks, Churchill Island, San Remo, Newhaven, Rhyll, Cowes and many other sites and activities. Perfect for two; just right for two + one.

 

Community Service

Rubaga Youth Development Association, Kampala, Uganda
Black Douglas provides web space, time and financial support for RYDA. We have been associated with this worthy non-government (NGO), non-denominational, Christian organisation for more than a decade. Its aim is to teach life and vocational skills to street youths and other orphaned and vulnerable children.

RYDA cannot continue its work without generous and sustained first world donations. We invite you to join us in this project.

 

Travel Writing & Photography

Just for interest when you have time
You will find this building in Malmö, Sweden. It is known as the Turning Torso. The design is based on the characteristics of a human backbone twisting in exercise.

Work has drawn me to many places such as this but there is no place like home. Australia is unique. Writings and photographs in this section are almost exclusively about the Great South Land.

 

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