Nat Banting is a mathematics teacher and mathematics education lecturer on faculty in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
He served on the executive of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society (SMTS) for ten years, and continues to co-edit its periodical, The Variable–a 2019 NCTM Affiliate Publication Award winner. 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 given invited presentations at mathematics education conferences across Canada as well as professional development workshops to both pre-service and in-service teachers. He is also the curator of FractionTalks.com, has authored and implemented division-based curriculum projects as a division consultant in grades six to twelve mathematics, and has created and shared numerous classroom resources through his social media network. 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, and is beginning his PhD at the University of Saskatchewan in the Fall of 2020. His academic interests include the ecological and biological roots of cognition (particularly pertaining to the instigation and observation of student problem posing), the decision-making of teachers with(in) high-density mathematics classrooms, and student (and teacher) impressions of probability.