Mathematician:Frank Tapson

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

Also the creator of several online educational resources.




  • 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


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