Nat Banting is a mathematics teacher working in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He currently teaches grades nine through twelve at Marion M. Graham Collegiate, a part of the Saskatoon Public School Division.
Nat has been invited to give conference presentations as well as professional development workshops to both pre-service and in-service teachers, and archives his ideas and commentary concerning the teaching and learning of mathematics through his blog as well as his Twitter account.
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.
He recently completed his Master of Education degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta, and remains active in the study of mathematics education in Canada. His academic interests include the ecological and biological roots of cognition (particularly pertaining to the study of collective cognition), the pragmatics of using groups with(in) high-density mathematics classrooms, and student (and teacher) impressions of probability.