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 2017

18th December 2017

We hope everyone enjoyed the festive season! Here are some maths themed funnies that we think are better than anything you may have found in a cracker!

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


Q: What did Al Gore play on his guitar?
A: An...

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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...

Read the full article Are BETT Awards Finalists Yet Again

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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Some Of The Most Absurd Maths Limericks 2017

4th September 2017

Below is a famous maths limerick from Leigh Mercer, from 1980, it's so neat in it's simplicity and we love it. We thought for a change from riddles this month we'd bring you some classic mathematical limericks from over the years. We hope you enjoy them and they inject a little extra fun...

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September 17 Funnies

29th August 2017

Enjoy some more 'oldies but goodies' to ease you into the new school year!

A mathematician is flying non-stop from London to the Bahamas. The scheduled flying time is nine hours.

Sometime after taking off, the pilot announces that one engine had to be turned off due to mechanical...

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Our Guide To Coping With The New School Year

29th August 2017

At, we know that the beginning of a new school year is one of the most important and challenging times of the year for parents, teachers and students alike. Students are often overwhelmed by the changes and sheer number of new things to take in and remember; new time tables,...

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More Surprising Celebrities Who Love STEM

28th August 2017

Several years ago, we published an article featuring numerous celebrities who either held maths degrees, studied maths at a graduate level or generally had an enthusiasm for maths.

This time we are widening the net and also including famous people who have studied or have a passion for...

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William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought September 2017

19th August 2017

Hello Tiny Humans,

After the very sad news in our last newsletter and the somewhat serious content of my last column we’re going to go in a slightly different direction this month.

There have been a few instances of celebrities publicly engaging with maths recently – with varying...

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