Thursday 28 October 2010

It's A Numbers Thing

This a page based on a journalling prompt from Shimelle's True stories class. I decided to journal about maths, something I've never done before which is slightly weird as I'm a maths teacher, I did a maths degree and it's been quite a big part of my life, obviously. It just never occurred to me before and using numbers seemed like the perfect way to do this.

Journalling reads:

10: The highest power of 2 I know by heart.
153: The number of students I teach maths to.
11: My absolute FAVOURITE number. Rock on!
3: Number of years spent studying for my maths degree at Oxford.
22: Age I qualified as a maths teacher.
17: The age that I decided maths was for me.
2: The number of calculators in my school bag.
45: The cost in pounds of my graphics calculator (expensive!)
597: My mark out of 600 for A-level further maths. Score!

Still playing with my Studio Calico kit. Still LOVING it. And while I scrapped, I caught up with past episodes of Downton Abbey. Great period drama, any other fans out there?

And, big news: After over a month on the floor, my bed is being delivered today. In theory. They haven't called me yet, but surely they wouldn't lie to me?

Kisses xxx

P.S. Big thanks for Carey for technical photo help.

P.P.S. New ambition is to make cake pops.


  1. loving the layout and the cool number pictures. i havent gotten into downton abbey im afraid but love the location,..............highclere castle in newbury, it's gorgeous and u can visit. they do guided tours and tell u loads, worth a trip.
    cake pop look lovely but i love the ones in papercases, less fuss to make and equally edible.
    Jo xxxxx

  2. Love your LO and your photos! I really struggled thinking of pictures to put with my list of numbers - this is an idea I may have to acquire... Thanks for sharing :-) x

  3. Love this layout, what a great way to do your journaling and it's also a great way to use up numbers too!
    I love your scrapping style!

  4. I love the way you have used that pola stamp from SC :)

  5. What a great interpretation using your unique love of math! I am married to a math wizard...always wished I had those skills.

  6. I love your maths related idea- such a fun read!

  7. You know I love this idea - your fabby scrapping style applied to my favourite subject? Perfect! :-)

    PS Downton Abbey fan here, too xx

  8. This is brilliant. Love the fun photos x

  9. this is a terrific layout. Love the concept and the design!

  10. Fabulous!! I really want to scrap this prompt and you have given me some good ideas!

  11. This is just a great LO! I hope you don't mind if I keep it in mind for a future LO of my own! And my eldest daughter and I are also on a quest to make cake-pops!

  12. I love the way you've done this page, with the journalling in spots around the central photos - great idea!