# Mathematician:Frank Tapson

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## Mathematician

English mathematician, teacher and game enthusiast who published much material useful for teaching.

Also the creator of several online educational resources.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 1929 in Devonport, England
- 1945: Started 5-year engineering apprenticeship in H.M.Dockyard, Devonport
- 1951: Joined Royal Navy as Engine-room Artificer
- 1969: Started 4-year Teacher-training course at University of Exeter
- 1973: Began teaching mathematics at comprehensive school
- 1988: Joined Centre for Innovation in the Teaching of Mathematics, at University of Exeter
- 2002: Retired

## Publications

- 1977:
*Take Two! 32 board games for 2 players* - 1979:
*Pick a Pair! 30 board games for 2 players (with Alan Parr)*

- 1987:
*71.25 The Magic Hexagon: An Historical Note*(*The Mathematical Gazette***Vol. 71**,*no. 457*: pp. 217 – 220) www.jstor.org/stable/3616766

- 1995:
*Dictionary of Units*first placed online - 1996:
*Mathematics Study Dictionary* - 1997:
*Teacher Resources on Line* - 1999:
*Mathematics Study Dictionary*(2nd (enlarged) edition) - January 2004:
*A Mathematics Formulary* - July 2004:
*Good Reading on Line*