Is The 'Nicky Morgan Defence' Acceptable? Politicians And Maths

22nd February 2018

Quick question: Do you expect your UK politicians – the people who run the country - to know their times tables? Or any basic primary level maths for that matter? You think you’d be entitled to, but it turns out when it comes to politics and the media the answer is that apparently, it is not...

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ConquerMaths Has Won A BETT Award!

30th January 2018

We are very proud to announce that ConquerMaths has won a BETT Award (British Educational Training and Technology Award)! Having been selected as finalists consistently every year since 2013 we are delighted to have been named the clear winners in the category ‘Best Education Support...

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Maths and Language - Aliens, Belgium and Coloured Numbers

25th January 2018

We tend to think of maths as a pure, universally understood language. Numbers and quantities, functions and symbols essentially mean the same thing no matter what the language being used to process them. Indeed many scientists have suggested that the best way for us to communicate with any...

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The Damaging Myth Of Blue Monday

18th January 2018

So you survived Christmas and now you’ve got through January. Like many people you probably dreaded one day in particular – the now infamous Blue Monday, which is meant to fall on the third Monday of January and is apparently the most ‘depressing day of the year’. This year it fell on the...

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The Perils Of Budget Airlines

4th January 2018

With the winter dragging on, many of us may be already planning a holiday in the sun somewhere, but after the Christmas period we all have to tighten our belts a little, so we look to the budget airlines. We all know that using budget airlines can be a risky and frustrating business. They...

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Winter Funnies 2018

18th December 2017

We hope everyone enjoyed the festive season and are settling into the new school year! Here are some maths themed funnies that we think are better than anything you may have found in a cracker! Let us brighten up your January...

Q: What do you call a number that can’t keep still?
A: A...

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William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought Winter 2018

3rd December 2017

Hello Tiny Humans! 

Yes, it's true, we have won a BETT Award! You are now looking at the bear ambassador for the winner of the 'Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning' 2018! We are delighted and proud to be among such a prestigious group of winners, past and present....

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The Sad Passing Of Maryam Mirzakhani - The World's First Female Field's Medal Winner

15th November 2017

We are sure many of you will have heard of the untimely passing in July of the brilliant mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and currently only woman to have ever won the prestigious Fields Medal (equivalent to the Nobel prize in mathematics.)

Iranian born Mirzakhani was a...

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15th November 2017

We are proud to announce that has fought off stiff competition to be short-listed for the sixth year running as a finalist in the prestigious BETT educational awards, under the category of ‘Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning’.

It is an honour to...

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Think You're Done With Maths At Uni? Think Again...

9th November 2017

Congratulations! You've made it through 13 years of schooling, and you are finally at University! Your course is going well so far, and you're settling in. ConquerMaths helped you gain the marks you needed, and perhaps you have chosen a fairly 'non-mathematical' course. You may think that...

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Autumn Funnies 2017

8th November 2017

You know, we only just realised something... Mathematicians are sum worshippers! Ha ha, just kidding, it's just one of a few groan worthily brilliant maths puns we have for you to enjoy this month, among with our usual selection of maths-themed jokes and funny images.  As the nights get...

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The Fascinating History Of Zero

16th October 2017

It has long been a thought provoking and mysterious question in mathematics – when and where did the concept of zero begin – and when did we begin using a specific symbol to denote the concept?

Popular Oxford Maths Professor and celebrity Dr Marcus du Sautoy says “Today we take it for...

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Wow! Recent Feedback On ConquerMaths

15th October 2017

Star Comment: “I adore conquer maths because it means i have time to really think about my answer instead of someone telling me to hurry.”

Amelia age 9, Student, Surrey

We thought we'd feature some of the feedback that we have been delighted to receive in recent months as it's been a...

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William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought Autumn 2017

15th October 2017

Hello Tiny Humans! How has everyone been enjoying their first weeks back at school? We’re very busy at ConquerMaths HQ as you can imagine but we love the buzz of a brand new term!

However, we can’t help but notice some worrying trends which are continuing, concerning teacher morale,...

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A ConquerMaths Movie Review of Gifted

6th September 2017

Gifted tells the story of precocious maths prodigy, seven year old Mary who has grown up with her Uncle Frank following the suicide of her gifted mathematician mother Diane. He is determined that she have a normal life in a mainstream school and is allowed to be ‘just a kid’ so she doesn’t...

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