Frank Tapson
A Brief Biography
1929Born in Devonport, England
1945Started 5-year engineering apprenticeship in H.M.Dockyard, Devonport.
1951Joined Royal Navy as Engine-room Artificer.
1969Started 4-year Teacher-training course at University of Exeter.
1973Began teaching mathematics at comprehensive school.
1988Went to work at the Centre for Innovation in the Teaching of Mathematics,
based at the University of Exeter.
Married, with 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren, and lives in Devon.
1977Take Two!32 board games for 2 playersA & C Black
Published in USA by Pantheon Books
and in Finland as Taika-Halma by WSOY
1979Pick a Pair!30 board games for 2 players
(with Alan Parr)
A & C Black
Published in Finland as Harlekiini by WSOY
(None of the above are now in print.)
1970's & 80'sMany articles published in Mathematics in School
1995Dictionary of Units first placed on line.
1996Mathematics Study Dictionary   1st editionO U P
Published in USA by Barron's Educational
1997Started production of Teacher Resources on Line.
1999Mathematics Study Dictionary   2nd (enlarged) ed.O U P
NOT published in USA
2004(January) A Mathematics FormularySelf-published
2004(July) Started production of Good Reading on Line.
The author on 23rd June 2002
(Practicing for Retirement?)