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Glenn Westmore

Mathematics, Games, Puzzles & Inventions.

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Mathematics, Games, Puzzles & Inventions.

Communicating my passion about the hidden wonders of creative mathematics is what I do.

 

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My Career
1983

Maths Teacher RMIT University

1983 - 2002

Glenn has taught Mathematics in a School in RMIT University across a variety of Programs, including VCE, Foundation Studies and the Advanced Diploma of Engineering within the Faculty of Applied Science.

2001

Faculty Teaching Award 2001

In 2001, Glenn received a Student Centred Teaching Award in the Faculty of Applied Science at RMIT University. This award was received for his teaching of Mathematics in the Foundation Studies Program. Foundation Studies is a University Preparation Program for International Students before they enter their pathway Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree or Diploma Program.

2002

Program Coordinator- Foundation Studies

As Program Coordinator, Glenn was responsible for the day to day running of the Science, Engineering and Technology stream of Foundation Studies. The Program continues today to be very popular with international students wishing to further their education and progress to Higher Education.

2005

Program Manager (Foundation Studies)

2005 - 2013

As a Program Manager at RMIT in Foundation Studies, Glenn leads a team of 30 staff. His managerial style is energetic, interactive and hands-on. The position has honed his leadership skills and showcased his ability to communicate and relate with his teaching teams.

2013
RMIT Marketing and Recruiting

RMIT Marketing and Recruiting

In addition to his lecturing and training responsibilities, Glenn has also taken on a marketing role of informing prospective International students about RMIT’s extensive and diverse programs. Glenn regularly travels internationally and attends a variety of educational exhibitions to outline and explain the benefits of RMIT’s unique suite of programs along with its distinct teaching and learning philosophy.

Glenn has been successful in the recruitment of a large number of Foundation Studies and Associate Degree students.

2014
Program Manager (Associate Degree in IT)

Program Manager (Associate Degree in IT)

2014-

Glenn has the additional role as Program Manager of the Associate Degree of Information Technology and the Certificate IV in Networking Programs. The broad range of the programs that he has overseen show his quick knack to pick up information, digest it and then engage others in it, in the most captivating way.

Blog

March 21 2016
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Two numbers are amicable or “friendly” if each is equal to the sum of the natural number divisors of the other. This is excluding the numbers themselves. The first pair of amicable numbers, (220 & 284) are said to have[…]

More posts from «Advanced Number Curiosities»

October 19 2015

The Wolf, Goat & Cabbages This is an old logic problem dating back to the 8th century. A farmer needs to transport a wolf, a goat and a pile of cabbages across a river in a boat. The problem is[…]

More posts from «Brain Teasers»

May 9 2016
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Completed games of “Thwart” can take on a variety of different shapes and forms.     This section will describe what each of these looks like and how to identify. 1. Quadruples Quadruple: Four tiles of an element that are[…]

More posts from «Food for Thwart»

April 26 2016
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A polyomino is a group of identical squares joined along their edges. A monomino is the simplest polyomino, consisting of a single square. Monomino A Domino consists of two squares joined along a common edge. Domino A Tromino consists of[…]

More posts from «Geometric Puzzles»

December 10 2015
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A Latin Square is an array of symbols, (usually numbers) in a Square grid, where the symbols are arranged in such a way that each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column. One of[…]

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September 19 2015
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We’re about to embark on quite a journey. We’ll uncover how mathematics, through the study of both magic squares and latin squares hold relationships with the planets, the days of the week, the stars in the zodiac and naturally occurring[…]

More posts from «Magic Squares»

February 22 2016
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This quite amazing triangular palindrome, (a number that reads the same way backwards as forwards), can be developed entirely by the various products formed using only one digit: the number one. We start off with the simplest possible product: 1[…]

More posts from «Number Curiosities»

January 18 2016
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Throughout history, Geometry has been widely considered as one of the seven liberal arts. The liberal arts that make up the trivium are: grammar, rhetoric, dialectic and the liberal arts that make up the quadrivium are: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and[…]

More posts from «Polygons & Polyhedra»

October 22 2015

Welcome to the mysterious world of prime numbers. Prime numbers can be found across all aspects of mathematics, even in Magic Squares, which we’ll cover in upcoming posts. But first…Let’s start with the basics. What is a prime number? A[…]

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November 16 2015

Now that you’re familiar with Magic Squares and Prime Numbers, let’s discuss Symbols, and their specific links to many mathematical aspects. In Alchemy, each of the elements, (Earth, Air, Water & Fire) are associated with the ruling planets and the[…]

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February 1 2016
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We continue our discussion on Magic Squares, specifically now, the magic patterns that tie to the Zodiac. Magic Squares of order 4 can be distinguished by the various patterns that occur when complement pairs of numbers adding to 17, (half[…]

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