Nat Banting is a mathematics teacher currently working on faculty in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
He serves as a director of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society (SMTS), and is a co-editor of its periodical, The Variable. Nat is also the curator of FractionTalks.com, has authored division-based curriculum projects, and has created and shared numerous classroom resources. Recently, the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (@FieldsMathEd) awarded him the 2019 Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award recognizing innovation and excellence across Canadian mathematics education, and his entry was named the winner of 2019 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching awarded by the National Museum of Mathematics (@MoMath1) in New York.
Nat has been invited to give conference presentations across Canada as well as professional development workshops to both pre-service and in-service teachers. He archives his ideas and commentary concerning the teaching and learning of mathematics through his blog as well as his Twitter account.
He holds a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta. His academic interests include the ecological and biological roots of cognition (particularly pertaining to the instigation and observation of student problem posing), the pragmatics of using groups with(in) high-density mathematics classrooms, and student (and teacher) impressions of probability.