Each year, during the last week of the school year my Mathematics department social secretary would organise an extended morning tea get-together for all teachers of Mathematics, usually on the last morning. After we had enjoyed a cuppa and some food, as head of department, the author, as head of department, would normally review the year and say “thanks” to my staff for activities they performed beyond the call of duty. He explains his “Maths is beautiful” awards to staff and why he uses them to develop staff repartee.
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