Paul Patenaude has a bachelor’s degree in arts from the Université de Montréal, a bachelor’s degree in pedagogy, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education, followed by more than 35 years of teaching and education consulting in math and computer sciences at the primary and secondary school levels in Quebec and abroad. He is the author or co-author of several books about teaching math including this glossary of terms for children ages 5 to 17. He has been refining this glossary for more than 30 years. He was awarded the Prix d’excellence by the GRMS (the Claude Janvier prize) in 1997 and a prize for the best article in the GRMS journal, Envol, (Euler prize) in 1992. Since 2007, he has been collaborating with the Scolab team on the development and pedagogical expertise of the content in the Netmath app.
He loves to travel and, fascinated by culture and history, he has visited many countries across five continents. He plays several different instruments in his free time and he is also interested in genealogy. He enjoys receiving your comments and questions, which he is happy to answer.
Pierre Mathieu has a bachelor’s degree in arts from the Université de Montréal, a bachelor’s degree in sciences (2 years), a bachelor’s degree in pedagogy, a teaching diploma and a bachelor’s in administration. He also has 35 years of solid experience in teaching math, including 30 years as a education consultant. He is the author or co-author of several books about teaching math including two mathematics glossaries published by Éditions du Triangle d’Or. Pierre has been a resource person on several occasions when implementing new curriculums in Quebec and writing curriculums for at the Ministère de l’éducation. He worked with the group PC², which produced teaching and evaluation materials recognized across Quebec, for several years.
In his free time, when he’s not in demand by his four children and eleven grandchildren, Pierre practises golf and stamp collecting.
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