Tag Archives: Maths

Ideas for revision and exams for students

This is a distillation of my presentations in November 2016 to the Maths in Action days run by The Training Partnership in London and Warwick and to the Coopers Company and Coborn School in January 2017. A teacher version is here. KNOW WHAT … Continue reading

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Ideas for revision and exams for teachers

This is a distillation of my presentations in November 2016 to the Maths in Action days run by The Training Partnership in London and Warwick. A student version is here.   KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Topic guide – issue it, … Continue reading

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Rob Eastaway’s Dinner Table Problem

An ever so very slightly embroidered recounting of the problem It is party time chez Eastaway as one of the nation’s favourite mathematicians Rob and his wife have invited six people round for dinner. The desserts have been cleared and … Continue reading

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Rob Eastaway’s Triangle Challenge

A couple of weeks ago the mathematician, author and all-round nice chap, Rob Eastaway tweeted a question which fitted perfectly with the next topic for my Year Seven top set: “What happens if you give an irregular triangle to a … Continue reading

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Words and Numbers 2

After visiting Bath and listening to Alex Bellos’s talk I was led to muse particularly on the cognitive processes used by the two girls in the abacus clip. I had been aware for some time that generally [and I know … Continue reading

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Words and Numbers 1

A few weeks ago I was given time off for good behaviour and allowed out from school to go on a training course. Myself and another chap [resplendent in short black skirt, long hair and make-up: it is interesting how … Continue reading

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