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  • William The Maths Bear's 'Paws For Thought' January 2017

    23rd January 2017



    Hello Tiny Humans!

    OH, MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH… By Pythagoras’ beard! It’s nearly time for the BETT Show!! Before you ask, yes, I am allowed to attend again this year. I’ll have you know I was a hit last year, so many people wanted to pose for selfies with me. It’s not my fault...

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    January 2017 Puzzler

    23rd January 2017

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    Our Evolutionary Number Heritage

    19th January 2017

    When you’re struggling with maths, and you don’t have the right support, it can really get to you. We’ve spoken to so many people, children and adults, who admit that failure in maths has made them feel stupid all their lives, even when they’re successful in other areas.

    Nobody likes...

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    The Mystery of The Tesla Hoax

    18th January 2017

    We recently stumbled upon a fascinating story which incorporates excellent mathematical intuition, frustrated passion, intrigue, deception and the tremendous power of social media.

    Last year certain sections of the internet were all a flutter as “long lost” drawings purported to have been...

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    Fiendish Maths Riddles Jan 17 - Can You Solve Them?

    18th January 2017

    We've got some fiendishly difficult maths riddles for you this month, try and solve them before scrolling down for the answer! Do share them with your friends and family and impress them with your giant brains...

    Q. Jake weighs half as much as Joe, and John weighs three times as much as...

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    Recent Feedback

    18th January 2017

    We’ve enjoyed some more great feedback lately, we couldn’t fit them all in! Thanks for all your great comments, and well done on all your achievements.

    “Excellent site! Wow i'm so glad you created this webpage my favourite thing to do in work! So much better then anything else in school...

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    Maths Funnies Jan 2017

    18th January 2017

    This month we bring you our usual selection of new maths funnies, puns and images. The last two are a tiny bit obscure but we hope you get them and enjoy sharing them with your friends and family! Enjoy!

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    13 Fascinating Facts About Friday The 13th

    17th January 2017

    This year we have already had one Friday the 13th in the first 2 weeks of the year, and this got us thinking about the superstition. Nicknamed ‘the most popular superstition in the Western world’, the fear of Friday the 13th is mysterious, irrational and utterly fascinating. So here's 13...

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    The Formula For The Perfect Mince Pie

    19th December 2016



    It’s one of our favourite times of year for us, and for the team at ConquerMaths HQ Christmas has come early in more ways than one. Firstly the London Science museum has just opened a gorgeous new gallery completely devoted to mathematics, which you can read about in more detail here. We are...

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    See You At The BETT Show!

    19th December 2016


    We will be at the BETT Show from the 25th to the 28th of January 2017 and we hope to see you there! We will be at Stand A455 and we will also have William The Maths Bear in attendance. Come and see him for some excellent bear hugs and ConquerMaths giveaways! We can't wait to see you. 

    Once...

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    Stunningly Designed New Gallery Celebrating Mathematics At The Science Museum Has Just Opened

    15th December 2016

    Good news everyone! The London Science Museum has opened their brand new Winton Gallery, dedicated to mathematics and it is gorgeous, and so exciting - we can’t wait to go! A statement on their website asserts that the gallery “reveals the fundamental role mathematicians, their tools and...

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    William The Maths Bear's 'Paws For Thought' December 2016

    5th December 2016



    Hello Tiny Humans!

    Is everyone getting excited about the Christmas holidays? Whether you celebrate Christmas or not it’s still a great time of year to get the family together and enjoy some well-earned time off.

    There have been some interesting stories in the news recently, I was very...

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    Affordable Ideas To Make Your Maths Classroom Look Awesome

    3rd December 2016


    'Thinking Nook'

    A classroom should be a place where students can relax and concentrate but hopefully also feel stimulated and inspired. While at ConquerMaths we believe that the simpler our content delivery system is the better, when it comes to the physical space of a classroom which...

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    Christmassy Riddles December 2016

    30th November 2016

    We hope you enjoy these Christmas themed riddles, jokes and head-scratchers, do share them with your friends and family and see who can get the answers first!

    Question:

    ​If two elves can wrap ​two presents in two minutes, ​how many elves will it ​take to wrap eighteen presents...

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    Are Teachers Too Stressed Out To Enjoy Christmas?

    28th November 2016

    Like many of you, we’ve recently been enjoying the big supermarket Christmas adverts. Most of us had a favourite (Buster the Boxer was unsurprisingly popular) but watching the Sainsbury’s advert struck an unfortunate chord with many of Sainsbury’s employees. We couldn’t help wondering if it...

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    December Funnies 2016

    28th November 2016

    After our usual selection of maths themed funnies this month we thought we'd give you a selection of some of the best and funniest maths themed gifts just in time for Christmas. We haven't provided links to the actual products as we're sure people would rather choose their own deals in terms...

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    November 2016 Puzzler

    14th November 2016

    Let's see who can answer this one first in the comments! 

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    Movie Review - The Accountant

    11th November 2016



    'The Accountant' (rated R, so adults only!) centres on Christian Wolff, a high functioning mathematical savant who is firmly on the autistic spectrum but who is also a fighting machine and seriously dangerous dude. We see him working in a small office giving financial advice to farmers but...

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    Maths Riddles November 2016

    11th November 2016

    Some fiendish ones for you this month... with quite a focus on logic and thinking outside of the box. We hope you enjoy them and try them on your friends and family to get the old grey cells working. 

    Question: A girl was ten on her last birthday, and will be twelve on her next birthday....

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' November 2016

    7th November 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    I recently read about a 13 year old girl in Scotland who was top in her maths class and decided to consult the Scottish government's online careers advice service ‘My World Of Work’.

    A statement on the site says “The quiz uses a theory by American psychologist John L...

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    November Funnies 2017

    2nd November 2016

    We've got a great mix of maths funnies for you this month, we hope you enjoy them and share them with your students, friends and family. Let's hope they help break the tension built up from the mock exams!

    Next month we will bring you some of the funniest Christmas themed funnies,...

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    The Greatest Unsolved Problems In Mathematics and The Prizes For Solving Them Part 1

    1st November 2016

    Many people don’t realise that mathematics is a dynamic and fluid field which is constantly developing. There are disciplines in mathematics that didn’t exist 10 years ago, and new branches emerge all the time, with new discoveries, theorems and problems evolving.

    People also often...

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    October 2016 Puzzler

    27th September 2016

    Another puzzler for you to try - let's see who gets the answer right in the comments first!

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    Celebrating 100 Years Of Daylight Saving Time - 9 Fascinating Facts

    26th September 2016

    This month will mark the 100 year anniversary of the start of Daylight Saving Time in the UK, as the practice was first implemented as the Summer Time Act in 1916! To celebrate the slight confusion that we have shared twice a year for 100 years, we bring you 9 interesting facts about...

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' October 2016

    24th September 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    I hope everyone enjoyed their first month back at school! If it wasn’t for ConquerMaths I think I would get a bit bored with the summer holidays... not enough maths for me! Although of course, you can find maths everywhere as our June article ‘Playing With Maths In The...

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    Scary October Funnies 2016

    21st September 2016

    Happy October everyone! For a Halloween treat we dug around to find some of the best mathematically themed costumes for you to enjoy, and a few of your usual giggles too. Enjoy!


    Classic - Calculator


    Baby Calculator!


    Cow Pi - eww, gross. 


    Haunted Homework - Argh!


    Rubicks...

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    Maths Riddles October 2016

    21st September 2016

    Some more maths riddles for you to enjoy this autumn, we hope you enjoy them - do try them on your friends and family!

    Q: In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for...

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    'Computer In A Skirt' - The Woman Who Mapped Our Path To The Stars

    20th September 2016

    We are often surprised by how many important stories are forgotten, or are never even told. Everyone has a story of course, and not everyone can share it with the world. But often people’s individual stories become interwoven with the greater narratives of history, their lives...

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    Queuing - You're Probably Doing It Wrong.

    18th September 2016

    A recent study by Visa revealed that British consumers queue for an average of 6.92 minutes a week, and for 18 hours a year, while a similar study estimated we spend even longer at a whopping 169 hours during the average adult lifetime! That’s an awful lot of time to be at the mercy of the...

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    September 2016 Puzzler

    4th September 2016

    You may need Pythagoras for this! Answers in the comments please, let's see who gets it right first...

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' September 2016

    29th August 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    Well it’s that time of year again – time to go back to school. I hope our students are excited! That is, if they will be lucky enough to be taught by a qualified teacher. I hope so but the teacher shortage in the UK shows no sign of abating - if anything it is getting...

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    Fun Maths Riddles For September 2016

    27th August 2016

    Here's some more fun maths riddles for you all to mull over as they were so popular over the summer. Don't forget to share them with your students, friends or family. Note: Some are trickier than others but they all have simple answers! If you have any of your own, please do share them with us...

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    Back To School... By The Numbers

    21st August 2016

    It’s that time of year again – Back To School!

    Students who have incorporated our recommended regular catch up sessions with ConquerMaths over the summer holidays should avoid the dreaded summer brain drain and learning loss.

    We suggest printing out any certificates they have gained...

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    Back To School Funnies September 2016

    20th August 2016

    Hurrah, it is one of the most exciting and challenging times of the year... BACK TO SCHOOL! Oh come on, you know you love it really. We understand that some parents/students/teachers might be looking forward to it more than others, but we hope you are all excited at least.

    To smooth your...

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    The Ultimate Mathlete

    9th August 2016


    John Urschel

    John Urschel is a remarkable individual. At 23 years old, he had already achieved the dream of millions of young American teenagers – he is a guard/centre for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). That’s American football to us Brits of course and while at...

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    DON'T PANIC! The New Primary Maths Curriculum Explained

    6th August 2016

    It’s finally time! The beginning of the new school year 2016, and with it significant changes to the UK maths curriculum, mostly at the primary level.

    The curriculum will become more challenging to emulate global successful educational systems, including those in Hong Kong and Singapore,...

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    The Chinese Good Will Hunting And The Mastery Method

    25th July 2016


    Matt Damon As The Original 'Will Hunting' Character

    Ah Good Will Hunting… the popular film of the 90s which launched the careers of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. It tells the fictional story of Will, a troubled young janitor with no formal training working at MIT who solves an extremely...

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    More Fun Maths Riddles For The Summer

    24th July 2016

    We have some more fun maths and logic based puzzles to nourish your mind during the hot summer months for you ... but this time you'll have to scroll down past the image to get the correct answer - see how many you can get without peeking and let us know in the comments! Let's start with an...

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    Evariste Galois: The Tragedy Of The Idiot Genius

    23rd July 2016

    When we think of accomplished mathematicians we tend to think of them as generally quite cerebral and intelligent. If they can understand such complex mathematics we assume they are generally clever people, most likely with a measured approach to life. But as with any assumptions and...

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    Summer 2016 Puzzler

    23rd July 2016

    Remember: When you factorise, you are placing this equation into brackets. Give it a go!

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' Summer 2016

    22nd July 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    What a month it’s been! With the cabinet reshuffle in the UK there is a new Education Secretary… Check out our profile of Justine Greening along with a look back at her recent predecessors, Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan.

    The news is currently filled with reports...

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    Summer Funnies 2016

    21st July 2016

    Hello everyone! Isn't it HOT? We're sure you're all missing maths class so to keep you going during the holidays we suggest you keep up with regular sessions of ConquerMaths... and that you enjoy and share these mathematical funnies with your friends and family! This funnies section is extra...

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    We Have A New Education Secretary - Looking Back At Michael Gove And Nicky Morgan

    18th July 2016

    With the recent cabinet reshuffle so much has changed in British politics in such a short time that the public, and indeed the rest of the world are just trying to keep up! We now have a new secretary of education, Justine Greening. To learn more about her, see our profile

    In the last six...

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    Meet Our New Education Secretary! What You Might Not Know About Her... And Is She Up To The Job?

    18th July 2016

    Having profiled Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan it’s time to meet our new Education Secretary, Ms Justine Greening.

    Previous Political Career: 2005 - Elected conservative MP for Putney.

    2010 - Appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

    2011 – Appointed Secretary of State for...

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    CM News - Cleves Cross School Achievement Celebration

    28th June 2016


    Our Bright Stars! With Sara And Aaron (L - R) At The Back

    This month two members of the ConquerMaths team, Aaron and Sara, had a very special job. They were delighted to visit Cleves Cross School in Durham. Cleves Cross has only been using ConquerMaths for 6 months but already some of their...

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    Playing With Maths In The Great Outdoors

    26th June 2016

    Summer is finally here! While we highly recommend that our students continue to use ConquerMaths on a regular basis during the summer holidays to avoid the dreaded ‘summer learning loss’ of ability, we also want our students to enjoy the sunshine.

    With this in mind, we have poached some...

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    June 2016 Feedback - We Listen To You

    26th June 2016

    We’ve had some smashing feedback this month, our favourite has got to be from Zakiyah who loves the program because it explains concepts properly and in much more detail than you get at school.

    Maths teachers are often very busy and even overworked, and they may not have the time to...

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    Funnies June 2016

    21st June 2016

    Since it is a rather wet summer here in the UK so far, we think we all need our monthly dose of mathematically and academically themed funnies! Enjoy!


    Masterpiece...


    Sigh...


    So acute...


    Wonder what he calls his gang...


    We know better than this, but when you're first...

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' June 2016

    20th June 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    I hope you are all enjoying the summertime even if the weather in the UK is a bit hit and miss. I’ve been enduring the sunshine but it can get a bit too hot for me!

    A bit of serious news first – I was sad to see that according to Ofsted the number of general further...

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    June 2016 Puzzler

    20th June 2016

    If you have trouble expanding these, try using the F.O.I.L method. Multiply in the order: First, Outer, Inner, Last. Answers in the comments please! 

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    Fun Maths Riddles For The Summer

    18th June 2016

    Since it’s nearly the summer holidays we thought we’d give you some fun maths riddles to puzzle over. Obviously we suggest you don’t take them too seriously, but they are a bit of mathematical fun that you can use on your friends if you wish....

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    Are You Watching Your TV Correctly? Maths Says Probably Not.

    9th June 2016

    We have written about some unusual and fun subjects that have come under mathematical scrutiny to produce ‘helpful’ formulae before, such as formulas for the perfect cream tea, the perfect doughnut, the perfect flight and the perfect pancake. Yes, we can see there is somewhat of a food theme...

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    Moving House Can Cause Children's Maths Scores To Suffer

    28th May 2016

    Moving house. It is something that most families will have to do at some point, often more than once. While moving house can bring many benefits to a family, such as access to better schools, more space and child friendly facilities, and enjoying a safer and higher standard of living, recent...

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    CM News May 2016 - Attending The Inspiring Leadership Conference

    28th May 2016

    We are excited to announce that next month we will be attending the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2016 at the ICC in Birmingham. From the 15 to the 17th of June we will have a stand there, and we will enjoy the opportunity to talk to head teachers, aspiring head teachers and other...

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    May 2016 Puzzler

    28th May 2016

    Let's see who gets this right in the comments first!

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' May 2016

    27th May 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    What a month it has been! I was thrilled to hear recently that researchers are applying mathematical, predictive modelling to the testing of chemicals on organic skin which ultimately could replace all animal testing! Experiments using animals have been a necessary evil...

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    May 2016 Feedback - We Listen To You

    27th May 2016

    Thank you for all your positive feedback! We appreciate it, and we know many of you have been sitting SATs and GCSE exams this past month, so please do let us know how you got on when you get your results. We are proud of you all, and we're sure you all did really well, well done for all...

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    May 2016 Funnies

    26th May 2016

    Hope you enjoy these maths fails and funnies! Oh dear...

    Not quite how it works...

    Why was the maths teacher late for class?

    He may have got the question wrong, but we love this kid's thinking!

     

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    ConquerMaths And Mastery Learning

    22nd May 2016

    We have long been aware of how ConquerMaths (CM) is the perfect system to utilise ‘Mastery Learning’ and we would like to share with you what that means exactly, and how.

    By definition, Mastery Learning is a method of instruction where the focus is on the role of feedback, and allowing...

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    The Eccentric, Staggering Genius Of Dr Claude Shannon

    21st May 2016

    Have you heard of Dr Claude E Shannon? No? How about binary? Or data transmission? Of course you have… Without Shannon all the amazing technological advances of the last 70 years such as the World Wide Web, smartphones, DVDs etc may never have existed. We may also never have had a patent for...

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    April 2016 Puzzler

    28th April 2016

    Can these negative numbers put on positive spin on your day? Answers in the comments please - lets see who gets it right first!

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' April 2016 - Celebrity Death In 2016

    27th April 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    *Sigh* Prince, Doris Roberts, Victoria Wood, Alan Rickman, Ronnie Corbett, Terry Wogan, David Bowie, Garry Shandling, Frank Sinatra Jr, George Martin, Harper Lee, Otis Clay… the list goes on. We have lost so many celebrities this year!

    As a bear I haven’t lived very...

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    April 2016 Feedback - We Listen To You

    27th April 2016

    Thank you all for your brilliant recent feedback. Don’t forget, if you are studying for your exams with ConquerMaths we want to hear how you got on when you get your results! We are proud of you all, and we are sure you will do well. Some of your comments have been short and sweet, others...

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    April 2016 Funnies

    27th April 2016

    We hope you enjoy these maths funnies and maths fails this month - there's always new ones popping up that eagle eyed maths fans have spotted around the world. We love these, and it just goes to show how many people in the world seem to need to brush up on their maths skills! We particularly...

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    CM News - Latest Improvements

    26th April 2016

    We are excited to announce some significant improvements to the way ConquerMaths works this month.

    Parents Area

    Parents of students who have a ConquerMaths account with their school can now log in using the new HTML5 interface instead of the existing flash interface. This is the last...

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    Review of Ramanujan Biopic - The Man Who Knew Infinity

    23rd April 2016

    Ramanujan at Cambridge,  centre.

    Today is the 96th death anniversary of the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan... We thought it fitting to publish this movie review today.

    The latest in the line of mathematically ‘themed’ blockbuster movies is 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'. It tells the story of the...

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    How To Improve Your Maths Scores - By Not Doing More Maths!

    22nd April 2016

    We generally think that to improve academic results, one of the best things to do is to increase the time children spend studying/doing homework. But a recent study suggests that extra-curricular activities such as swimming or dance classes can also be beneficial to children’s academic...

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    Network Of Thrones - Using Maths To Identify The Most Important Characters In Game Of Thrones

    16th April 2016

    Disclaimer: We do not suggest anyone under the age of 18 watch this show.

    Anyone who’s ever seen even one episode of the epic HBO fantasy drama ‘Game Of Thrones’ or read any of the book series that it's based on knows that it is, well, complicated. There are so many characters spread...

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    BREAKING NEWS - Boffins recalculate Pi to 3.37

    1st April 2016

    A lengthy study by scientists at the Orbicular Research Institute at the University of Hull has just concluded that Pi is no longer 3.142 (3 d.p.) but is actually exactly 3.37.

    The study, which has taken into account such factors as rotational speed of the Earth, the steady geomagnetic...

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    March Maths Puzzler

    29th March 2016

    Can you solve this puzzler? Tell us in the comments below! Let's see who gets it right... 

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    The March Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    29th March 2016

    We enjoyed hearing loads of brilliant feedback from our existing customers at the Education Show, it was lovely to put faces to names! Thank you all so much for taking the time to come and see us on our stand and share your families experiences with ConquerMaths with us.

    Our very...

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    March 2016 Maths Funnies

    28th March 2016

    We have a delicious selection of maths fails from around the internet to share with you this month! We understand how easy it is to make mistakes but the more familiar you are with number and your maths skills, the less likely you are to drop clangers like this, and have them end up online!

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    At Last! £500,000 Award Recognizes 350 Year Mystery Solved, And One Man's Lifelong Dream

    27th March 2016


    Even Captain Picard hadn't cracked Fermat's Last Theorem, 500 years on in the fictional universe of Star Trek (released 5 years before Sir Wiles' proof)

    At last! At ConquerMaths we were delighted to hear that hero British mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles has finally been recognized with the...

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' March 2016

    24th March 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans! I’m back from the Education Show and I had a simply awesome time. Getting to meet so many lovely teachers, educators and parents was great, and I even got to meet some of my youngest fans, not to mention all the Comic Con attendees, see above!

    I had so many pictures...

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    William The Maths Bear's Selfie Gallery Education Show 2016

    22nd March 2016

    Hello! I had the most WONDERFUL time at the Education Show at the NEC, Birmingham last week! I met so many people, and I was so popular, everyone wanted a selfie with me. It must be my enthusiasm for ConquerMaths and my natural charm - plus my lovely soft fur! Got some smashing pictures with...

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    Photo Diary And Movie of William's Adventures At The Education Show

    22nd March 2016

    We're back baby! From the Education Show that is, and what a brilliant time we had. As usual, I had a ball, not only do I get to promote ConquerMaths but the show is like one big playground for a bear like me.

    I'm lucky enough to have my own photographers and a videographer to document my...

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    The Best Maths Flavoured April Fool's Hoaxes

    8th March 2016

    April Fool’s day is coming up next month and at ConquerMaths Towers we do love a good April Fools prank! Plotting has already started, and no one can be trusted…

    We’ve all heard of some of the most famous public April Fools pranks and although some of them may have caused inconvenience,...

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    Viral Maths And Magic Tricks

    29th February 2016

    One of the things we love most about social media is how quickly viral maths problems and ‘maths magic tricks’ seem to spread these days! People get so indignant, and it just shows that deep down, everyone wants to figure numbers out, even if you think you don’t like maths it is human nature...

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    February 2016 Funnies

    29th February 2016

    This month in honour of Valentine's Day AND a Leap Year we've gone a little romance themed with our funnies - hope you enjoy!


    Smooth... Good Luck With That!

     

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    CM News - The Education Show!

    26th February 2016

    Our biggest news this month has got to be our upcoming trip to the Education Show in Birmingham. Following our successful time at the BETT Show in London we’re ready to do it all over again. The show attracts 10,000 visitors annually providing a unique opportunity to meet +300 exhibitors at...

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought' February 2016

    24th February 2016

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    I love this time of year – we get to go to two education exhibitions in three months! Yes, it’s that time again, time for the Education Show in Birmingham. While not quite as big a deal as the BETT show, we still like to attend and meet a different group of educators,...

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    February Maths Puzzler

    22nd February 2016

    Can you solve this puzzler? Tell us in the comments below! Let's see who gets it right first... 

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    The February Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    22nd February 2016

    We thought we'd reply to your feedback directly, as we so appreciate your comments and we are pleased that ConquerMaths helps you all so much!

    “I was seriously considering throwing in the towel homeschooling my large family because of the time-consuming/frustrating subject of maths...

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    At last! A Mathematical Formula For The Perfect Pancake!

    22nd February 2016

    It’s the same every year, we get all excited that it is pancake day, we stock up on lemon and sugar, on syrup and Nutella, we take to the kitchen with high hopes and cheerful optimism… and then we remember what went wrong last year. And the year before that.

    We are not professional...

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    Mathematics And Love... In The Movies

    19th February 2016

    Another Valentine’s day has come and gone. Whether you’re single or part of a couple, a devotee of good old fashioned romance, or a die-hard cynic, there’s no denying it does put thoughts of romance in the air. We know opinion is divided just within our offices!

    This love buzz got us...

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    January Maths Puzzler

    31st January 2016

    Can you solve this puzzler? Tell us in the comments below!

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    Beat-boxing With SIRI

    30th January 2016


     
    There is a strange phenomenon occurring across the interwebs recently. People have discovered that when you ask Apple’s SIRI (Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface) what is 10 trillion to the power of 10, SIRI will answer you correctly with a number which contains a very, very,...

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    Costly Maths Mistakes

    30th January 2016

    There’s really nothing wrong with making a maths mistake in a learning environment. You see where you went wrong, make note of the error, and find ways to avoid repeating it.

    Mistakes are a vital part of the learning process, and are not something to be ashamed of.

    However, once you...

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    January 2016 Funnies

    30th January 2016

    In honour of our "Costly Maths Mistakes" article this month, we thought we'd feature some retail fails to make you giggle! Enjoy.

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    CM News - William's Adventures at the BETT Show!

    28th January 2016

    As you may already know, last week we were at the BETT Show in London, which is the biggest education technology show in the world. Last year it attracted roughly 35,000 people from 128 countries and it is a great opportunity for us to meet with teachers, heads, parents and all kinds of...

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    William The Maths Bear's Photo Diary Of His Adventures At The BETT Show

    28th January 2016

    Hello there Tiny Humans!

    As you know I’ve been off to the BETT Show and I had a simply fabulous time. As always I think I behaved impeccably and as always my colleagues complained that I wasn’t 100% well behaved. My job is to be the ConquerMaths ambassador but also to explore the show –...

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    Calming The Clowns - The Mathematical Way To Share Pizza

    27th January 2016

    We’ve all faced this dilemma before – you’re having a night in with friends and everyone’s having a great time. Then everyone begins to realise how hungry they are and you remember that your cooking skills leave something to be desired.

    So instead of attempting to go all “Come Dine With...

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    The January Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    27th January 2016

    Check out our latest feedback from our wonderful customers, who even took time to write reviews during the Christmas holidays! Thanks so much guys! 

    “Brilliant program. Thanks. Great value too. We are homeschoolers in England and this helps no end. The girls are also enthusiastic as they...

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    William The Bear's Selfie Gallery BETT 2016

    27th January 2016

    William had such a wonderful time at the BETT Show last week! He loves meeting teachers, educators, kids, parents, TAs, home-schoolers - OK he pretty much loves everyone. And people love the bear right back - we spend an inordinate amount of time taking pictures for people who want their...

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    CM News - Essential Updates

    23rd December 2015

    The Bad News

    The ConquerMaths student, parent and teacher areas will be temporarily offline for maintenance and updates between midnight and 6am on Christmas day.

    The Good News

    Once this essential work is complete you will have access to a brand new HTML5 Parents Area! This means...

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    The Dangers Of Too Much Screen Time This Christmas - And What To Do About It

    21st December 2015

    Now the schools are out and the long, dark winter nights stretch ahead it’s fairly normal to let kids sloth out in front of their TVs and various devices, watching their favourite shows, playing video games and exhaustively frequenting social media.

    While we agree everyone needs some down...

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    How The World Looked At The Launch Of ConquerMaths - 2005

    18th December 2015

    This year we are very proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary since our launch in 2005 - and ConquerMaths has just gone from strength to strength in the last decade! 2005 seems a long time ago now, and we imagine it seems even longer to our younger users. In fact, we know that we have many...

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought December 2015

    18th December 2015

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    In the run up to Christmas I discovered that every year there is discussion about the physics and maths of exactly how Santa would be able to deliver all of his presents to children around the world. The general concensus is that he couldn’t, that crunching the numbers...

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    Ancient Feedback From Way Back In 2006

    11th December 2015

    This month we kick off our 10 year anniversary celebrations, and we continue to bring you some ANCIENT feedback from way back in 2006. We have really enjoyed seeing confirmation that ConquerMaths has been helping students and giving them the confidence to enjoy and conquer maths for such a...

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    December Riddle For You To Solve

    11th December 2015

    Can you solve this little head scratcher? Answers in the comments please, lets see who gets it right!

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    December Festive Funnies

    10th December 2015

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone! Here's a sprinkling of festive funnies for you to enjoy, and share with your students, friends and family... Enjoy.

    At Christmas, how will you perform the inverse of exponentiation?

    Yule log...
     

     

    Sin(x), Cos(x) and e^x arrive at...

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    November Puzzler - Can You Solve It?

    28th November 2015

    Can you solve this puzzler? Tell us in the comments below!

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    Black Friday And Cyber Monday - How To Avoid The Big Maths Mistakes In The Sales

    28th November 2015

    A couple of years ago we released an article warning of the common mathematical mistakes shoppers must watch out for. With ‘Black Friday’ and now ‘Cyber Monday’ both falling in November we thought we would revisit this topic with a few updates including our own discounts! The ConquerMaths...

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    CM News - BETT Show Finalists Again + Our 10 Year Anniversary!

    28th November 2015

    We are pleased to announce that once again, ConquerMaths is a finalist in the prestigious BETTT awards, which each year recognises excellence in the relevant field of education.

    This year we are finalists in the “ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment (web-based) Category” and we...

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    November Funnies - One Big Maths Fail

    28th November 2015

    When it comes to arguments on the internet, things can escalate quickly, especially it seems when maths is involved. That was the case for one woman who was in a “Yard Sale” group on Facebook where she was selling some laundry detergent. Once she listed two prices, things got a bit out of hand...

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    The November 2015 Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    23rd November 2015

    Next month we will be commemorating 10 years of ConquerMaths! Wow, we can’t believe it, how time flies… After a year of operation we began asking our users to leave feedback on the program on our website and we immediately noticed that people did seem to feel rather strongly about...

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    William The Maths Bear's 'Paws for Thought' November 2015

    23rd November 2015

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    As a bear I feel I must share this new story with you! I read recently that the skull of the original Winnie The Pooh is going to be put on display at the Royal College of Surgeons Museum, the Hunterian. This is actually the skull of the black bear “Winnie” who was very...

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    "A Being With A Mind" - The Incredible Life Story Of Emilie du Chatelet

    12th November 2015

    Many young women still see STEM subjects as “for boy’s” despite the overwhelming evidence showing this is nonsense. One of the worst fallacies of this mistaken perception is the apparent scarcity of female role models in STEM. So we thought we’d bring you the life stories of some incredible...

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    October Maths Puzzler

    30th October 2015

    On our Facebook account we have started posting regular maths problems for people to solve... Most people do pretty well - how do you find this one?

    Answers in the comments section please, let's see how well you know your maths!

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    Half Term Learning - Avoiding Relegation

    29th October 2015

    Don’t underestimate the importance of the October half term.

    It can be easy to underestimate the importance of the October half term. It’s early in the school year, and exams can often feel a long way away.

    However, this is one of the most crucial periods for assessing and addressing...

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    William The Maths Bear's Paws for Thought

    29th October 2015

    UPDATE: What a surprise! Maths gets it right again - the All Blacks win the 2015 Rugby World Cup! I had a wonderful time doing the Haka with them, and I'm so pleased they won, they deserved it.

    Wow, October has been a bear-y busy month!

    There is no doubt that the Rugby World Cup has...

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    CM News - Important Updates And Changes To The HTML5 Student Area

    29th October 2015

    This month we have some important changes to both the teachers and the students HTML5 versions of the program. These are the changes to the students section. We are continually updating and refining the system to make it even easier for you to use, and we hope you like our home...

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    CM News - Important Updates And Changes To The HTML5 Teachers Area

    29th October 2015

    This month we have some important changes and updates to both the teachers and the students HTML5 versions of the program. These are the changes to the teachers section. We are continually updating and refining the system to make it even easier for you to use and get more out of your admin...

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    The October 2015 Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    27th October 2015

    Wow! We’re loving your feedback this month, thank you! Particular congratulations to Chloe who was home educated and now attends school a year ahead, to Hanniel who has mastered decimals, and definitely to Terry’s daughter who is now in the ‘Brilliant Club’. That’s wonderful Terry, tell her...

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    Students Protest Unjust Dismissal Of Inspirational Maths Professor Whose Love Letter To Learning Went Viral

    27th October 2015

    UPDATE: This is the latest Tweet sent from Professor Coward's official Twitter account:

    So the University's response is: No response. No reply. Nothing. Why the wall of silence?

     

    We guess no news is good news?

    We recently stumbled across a...

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    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: 'The Day My Daughter Said She Hated Computers'

    21st October 2015


    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki

    After celebrating the 6th Ada Lovelace Day this month, there was a real sense of change in the global perception of the female mathematician as a real force to be reckoned with.

    The drive to encourage young women into mathematics and particularly into coding...

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    October 2015 Funnies

    9th October 2015

    We will be featuring an article about how to avoid mathematical pitfalls and rip offs when doing your shopping next month, so we thought for this funnies section, in preparation we would bring you a painful collection of retail maths fails. Some of these are so obvious we can't imagine how...

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    William The Maths Bear's 'Paws For Thought' September 2015

    28th September 2015

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    What a month it has been! I am so, so excited about the recent NASA announcement about Mars. As a mathstronaut, and a Space Bear this has been the best month EVER!

    Using an imaging spectrometer on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) NASA scientists have been...

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    The September Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    27th September 2015

    We’ve had slightly less feedback this month, undoubtedly due to the recent changes to the website, but the feedback we have got is still excellent as always. Thanks to all of you who let us know how well the program is working for you.

    Don’t forget, you can now leave us video feedback,...

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    Practice Makes Perfect – Or At Least Very Good!

    21st September 2015


    David Beckham

    Practice makes perfect. It’s a cliché for a reason: because it’s pretty much the truth. The longer you spend practising something, the better you become at it.

    Living, as we do, in a world obsessed with numbers – everything can be quantified – it should come as no surprise...

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    Warped Disney Maths - How Cruella Can We Be?

    20th September 2015

    Lately there has been a trend online for re-imagining Disney characters in new and imaginative ways, such as below. 


    Disney Princesses as Hipsters.

    We love maths and we love movies so we began to wonder if we could so some re-imagining of our own by applying maths to Disney concepts...

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    Marjorie Rice - The Most Remarkable Housewife You've Never Heard Of

    17th September 2015

    In the news last month was the announcement that someone had discovered a new type of pentagonal tiling – we didn’t know a huge amount about the subject but we knew it was one of the numerous ongoing unsolved maths puzzles.

    Basically if you can cover a flat surface using only identical...

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    September Funnies - Back To School!

    12th September 2015

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying being back at school. We know you all love maths, but after a long summer sometimes it's natural to not be 100% ready to go back to regular classes. It's ok, we understand. Even the happiest and most dedicated students (and teachers) can feel daunted...

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    Win a Brand New Kindle Fire HD with the ConquerMaths Video Competition!

    7th September 2015

    ConquerMaths is offering you the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD simply by submitting a short video!

    In order to enter our competition to win a Kindle Fire HD all you have to do is film yourself telling us why you love ConquerMaths and how you use it! One lucky winner will be chosen at...

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    CM News - Latest Improvements and Accessibility

    31st August 2015

    After all the excitement of the launch of the new site last month, and all the changes that has brought you’d think we wouldn’t have any news for you this month – but we do!

    One of the great benefits to teachers and other administrators when using ConquerMaths is the curriculum designer....

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    The August 2015 Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    28th August 2015

    Hi everyone! As the summer holidays come to a close we are still receiving some great feedback from you, thank you. We would love some more video reviews though – and don’t forget if you submit one you could win a Kindle Fire so don’t be shy! It doesn’t need to be a Hollywood production,...

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    August 2015 Funnies

    25th August 2015

    Congratulations to all who received their GCSE and A-level results this month! We hope you got the grades you wanted, particularly in maths! This month we thought we'd go for a results day theme for our monthly collection of funnies. We turned to the genius that is Twitter to find these......

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    William The Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" August 2015

    25th August 2015

    Hello there Tiny Humans!

    Have you had a good summer holiday? I did! To all our students who have now received your A-level and GCSE results – well done, you should be very proud!

    I love the exam results days, I know that’s a bit odd but I just really get a kick out of seeing the images...

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    Whodunit? Maths Has The Answer

    17th August 2015


    Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

    Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE is officially the most successful novelist of all time even after her death in 1976. With over 83 books published in her lifetime - and 66 of those murder mysteries - she has been incredibly popular for 125 years and...

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    Ouch! Simple Ways To Prevent Tech Related Repetitive Strain Injuries In Young People

    6th August 2015

    Last month we wrote about how to minimize your child’s potential for back/neck pain and eye strain due to overuse of technology and incorrect posture and habits. We are an internet based company so we adore technology but we are also aware we have a responsibility to help ensure that the...

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    WILLIAM THE MATHS BEAR'S PAWS FOR THOUGHT JULY 2015

    29th July 2015

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    I hope everyone is enjoying their summer holidays after the stress of all the end of year exams!

    I’m sure you will all agree that July has also been the most exciting month! With the Pluto New Horizons Fly by and the discovery of the earth-like planet Kepler-452b it...

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    Some Brilliant New Features Of Our New Website + Upcoming Competition

    29th July 2015

    As you may have noticed already ConquerMaths has a brand new website! The shiny new site not only looks great but also includes more features and is easier to navigate and to use. It is more responsive and HTML5 access from mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones has improved even...

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    The July 2015 Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    28th July 2015

    We are always pleased when we continue to get lots of great feedback from our students even throughout the summer holidays! Wilson from Derbyshire has got the right idea, well done Wilson! Keeping up with just a few short sessions of ConquerMaths a week during the holidays will save you from...

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    The Amazing Maths Behind Our Weather Forecasts

    24th July 2015

    We’ve all suffered the frustration and disappointment of a rained out BBQ - especially during the 'Great British Summer'. When this happens we find ourselves cursing the weather report that we oh so foolishly trusted which cheerfully promised sunshine as we huddle resentfully under our...

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    July 2015 Funnies

    24th July 2015

    Hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays! We hope you are keeping up with your ConquerMaths but there's always time for fun - and at ConquerMaths Towers there's also always time for more maths and education based funnies! We have some crackers this month, so do share them with your friends...

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    Simple Ways To Prevent Tech Overuse Injuries In Children

    14th July 2015

    Have you ever seen a 10 year old clutching their back in pain, or being unable to go out and play or do their homework due to chronic neck pain? Apart from children suffering unfortunate conditions, healthy kids aren't supposed to have problems like that.

    However, the truth is that...

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    The Big Crisis In Maths Teacher Recruitment

    7th July 2015

    Recently statistics released by the Department for Education have revealed that the maths teacher shortage in the UK shows no signs of abating, and indeed may be getting worse.

    The recent alarming numbers show that over one in five secondary school maths lessons (20.2%) are now...

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    Great Excitement! New Look, New Feel For The ConquerMaths Website!

    30th June 2015

    ConquerMaths is getting a face-lift!

    When you visit the ConquerMaths website in July, don't worry if you think you've come to the wrong place and you needn't adjust your screens.

    The truth is that following months of work by the ConquerMaths web-gnomes, we're re-branding and launching an...

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    The 'Singaporean Style' Mastery Method And ConquerMaths

    28th June 2015

    There has been a great deal of talk in the news lately about the possibility of British schools introducing a Singaporean style "mastery" approach to maths learning. The impressive latest scores from East Asian countries such as Shanghai, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea in the...

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    The June 2015 Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    25th June 2015

    Well the GCSEs and the SATs are now OVER! Well done for all your hard work, if you have done your best working with ConquerMaths then we are sure you will have done well! To Luciana, we are pleased that the program has helped you through you 11 plus, and good luck with your results....

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    The Mathematical Baker - The Fabulous Professor Eugenia Cheng

    25th June 2015

    We have featured the work of Professor Eugenia Cheng a few times throughout the history of the ConquerMaths newsletter and we figured it was high time we wrote a profile piece on this dynamic and engaging professor who has such a passion for making maths accessible - and tasty!
    ...

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    William The Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" June 2015

    25th June 2015


    Me After My Exams

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    Well, all the maths GCSEs and the SATs should be over for another year - hurrah! I hope everyone is pleased with their efforts and I wish you all the best of luck with your exam results later in the year.

    Also - well done everyone for...

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    #Shirtgate and #DistractinglySexy - Sexism In STEM

    17th June 2015

    You would think that after the furore surrounding #shirtgate, male scientists would have learned to think a little before they spoke. In case you are not familiar with the scandal of #shirtgate, it refers to when Dr Matt Taylor a prominent scientist working on the Philae spacecraft which...

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    June 2015 Funnies

    9th June 2015

    Hello everyone! It's June, the month of the GCSE maths exams. Hope those of you who have sat yours are all pleased with your performance - we are sure if you have been working hard with ConquerMaths you will have done really well so DON'T PANIC!

    To give some light relief to those...

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    ConquerMaths To Attend Teacher's Conference As Part of NE 'Numbers Festival

    30th May 2015

    Did you know that Newcastle University in association with the Great North Maths Hub and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications are organising a Numbers Festival from the 27th of June to the 5th of July?

    The aim of the Numbers Festival is "to promote a greater...

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    William The Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" May 2015

    30th May 2015

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    I've been on holiday! I chose Greece, the place which in ancient times produced huge advances in so many mathematical disciplines and produced some of my greatest heroes of all time such as Archimedes, Hypatia, Euclid, Ptolemy, Aristotle, Thales and of course -...

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    R.I.P John Nash - Comparing 'A Beautiful Mind' To The Maths Movies of 2015

    29th May 2015

    We were sad to hear of the untimely and tragic passing of famous mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia in a car accident this month. They were travelling back from Norway, where Nash was awarded the Abel prize with Louis Nirenberg.

    Sylvia Nasar's biography of Nash, A Beautiful...

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    The May 2015 Feedback And Reviews Conversation

    26th May 2015

    Well, as we approach the GCSE exams, with the SATs now behind us so many students have been logging onto ConquerMaths and we are receiving even more glowing feedback than ever!

    Some of this month's feedback was submitted before the SATs, as you will see and we really hope everyone...

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    The Accidental Cowgirl Genius

    21st May 2015


    Leigh Erceg

    The human brain is an amazing but very strange thing. Despite the amazing advances in medical and psychological knowledge made in the last century, much of the inner workings of our minds remain a genuine mystery.

    Rarely is this made more evident than in rare cases of...

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    May Funnies 2015

    19th May 2015

    In the UK Spring has well and truly sprung! So much sunshine on the way (hopefully) and you can even do ConquerMaths outside if you have a tablet or mobile device which can connect to the internet, so you don't have to be stuck inside all the time. Now if the rain would just stop...

    By...

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    Our 30 Most Popular Recent Facebook Posts

    18th May 2015


    After our 40 best Tweets article the other month, this month we thought we would feature our 30 most popular Facebook posts. Our Facebook page is becoming more popular all the time so we thought we'd share with our newsletter readers some of our crowd favourites. Such as this funny picture...

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    Boost Your Exam Results With The ConquerMaths Learning Plans

    25th April 2015

    It's that time of year again, with all of the most important exams of the year looming on the horizon, and the SATs very soon indeed. At ConquerMaths Towers we simply say "Keep Calm and Check Out Our Learning Plans!". We know revision can be daunting and that students want to make the...

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    William The Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" April 2015

    23rd April 2015

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    Isn't the weather in the UK glorious at the moment? Spring has well and truly sprung and I feel particularly pleased about the fact that, since there is an HTML5 version of ConquerMaths, I can take my tablet into the garden and do my ConquerMaths lessons in the lovely...

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    Movie Review - "The Theory Of Everything"

    21st April 2015

    At ConquerMaths Towers we love movies about science and maths, and especially about those who have made a difference. After "X + Y" and "The Imitation Game" recently we now review the Oscar winning biopic of Stephen Hawking "The Theory Of Everything".

    "The Theory of Everything" is three...

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    April 2015 Feedback

    19th April 2015

    Some of our feedback comes from younger students, and we don't like to correct any mistakes as it feels like putting words in their mouths so all feedback is transcribed exactly as we received it. The enthusiasm of our students more than makes up for grammatical and spelling mistakes, so we...

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    March 2015 Feedback

    16th April 2015

    We have been to the Education Show in Birmingham this month, and it was wonderful to meet with so many teachers and parents (lots of home educators!) and hear how much ConquerMaths has helped their student's and children's learning, we really appreciate putting faces to names and meeting our...

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    April Funnies 2015

    15th April 2015

    This month we must share with you one of the best April fools maths related jokes we've seen. It's not a prank, just one teacher making his students howl with laughter in a clever way.

    We love technology, and none of it would be possible without maths. To celebrate mathematics, as usual...

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    The Mathematical Athlete? Maths + Footballers

    13th April 2015

    Despite the fact that there is actually a great deal of maths involved in all sports, the general public still does not expect the average football player to be good at maths. Quotes from certain footballers and managers would certainly seem to support this perception; while he was England...

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    William The Bear's "Paws For Thought" - Mischief At The Education Show 2015

    31st March 2015

    I had an absolutely fantastic time at the Education Show this year! It was even more fun than the BETT show because I got to meet so many new people, and have so much fun with the other exhibitor's stands too. The whole team had a great show, as we registered hundreds of teachers and ...

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    William The Mathstronaut Bear And His Adventures At The Education Show 2015

    31st March 2015

    Following on from the fantastic success and great fun we enjoyed at the BETT Show, we hardly had time to catch our breath before we were heading down to the Education Show in Birmingham. Running from the 19th to the 21st of March the show attracts over 10,000 visitors every year, most of...

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    Movie Review - A Formula For Love? "X + Y"

    30th March 2015

    If like us, you love maths and movies then the last few months have been great! After reviewing "The Imitation Game" last month, this month I decided to spend my Saturday afternoon watching the newest maths related film "X + Y".

    I was shocked that I was the only person in the entire...

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    Education Show 2015 - William's Selfie Gallery

    28th March 2015

    William is always very popular wherever he goes, and people can't resist having their picture taken with him. The crowds at the Education Show were no different, and we had so many pictures of him with teachers, exhibitors, parents and exhibition staff that we thought we would just post...

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    Maths Funnies March 2015

    24th March 2015

    We were down in Birmingham for the Education Show this month, so we have been very busy, but we are never too busy to find you some maths related chuckles to brighten up your day. Teachers, we hope you share these with your students - but please make sure they are an appropriate age first....

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    The Formula For The Perfect Flight

    17th March 2015

    OK, we have to admit we are getting a little addicted to the work of Professor Eugenia Cheng! She is a senior lecturer of Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, and is occasionally commissioned by companies to create mathematical formulae that can be applied to everyday things to...

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    Pi versus Tau - The Big Smackdown

    14th March 2015

    You've probably not been able to avoid the fact that today is Pi day, the annual celebration of the mathematical constant Pi - the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter - which is approximately 3.14159. It is an irrational and transcendental number, which continues...

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    Our 40 Best Tweets (Feb-March 2015)

    13th March 2015

    We really enjoy updating the ConquerMaths Twitter feed with interesting maths and STEM related articles, but since we know that not all of our newsletter readers are on Twitter, we think it is a shame they don't get to see this content.

    So, we thought we would choose forty of our...

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    By Invitation Of UKTI, A ConquerMaths Business Case Study At BETT

    28th February 2015

    This month our esteemed leader, Managing Director of ConquerMaths.com Mr Richard Hunter, is taking a guest writing role to tell us about his talk at the BETT Show. The full video of the talk is below.

    Late last year I received the honour of being asked to present a 30 minute talk for...

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    Just Answer The Question! Politicians And Their Attitudes Towards Maths

    28th February 2015

    Recently the Liberal Democrats' Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander was spotted doing a simple maths quiz on his iPad whilst travelling. The quiz was part of popular app "Peak".

    When Mr Alexander was spotted he was on an early, easy question that tested your maths speed...

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    William the Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" Feb 2015 BETT Show Photo Diary

    24th February 2015


    Me and our giant calculator on the stand at the BETT Show.

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    As you know I visited the BETT Show with the ConquerMaths.com team last month and I had an absolutely fantastic time! We had an eye catching new stand with a space station feel about it, which complimented...

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    The Adventures of The ConquerMaths Team + William The Bear At The BETT Show

    20th February 2015


    The ConquerMaths Team On Our Stand At The BETT Show minus William

    As you probably know, last month the ConquerMaths.com team were at the BETT Show in London, including our space adventuring ambassador, William the Mathstronaut Bear!

    We had a brand new design for our eye-catching stand,...

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    February Funnies 2015

    17th February 2015


    Hello everyone, we hope everyone enjoyed their half term, and of course Valentine's day, Pancake day and Chinese New Year! This year in the Chinese calendar is the Year Of The Goat (or Ram) and hopefully this means we will all be stubborn as goats in our quest for mathematical...

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    Finding True Love With The Awesome Power of Maths

    14th February 2015



    At ConquerMaths.com Towers we all think rather highly of maths, and hold a firm belief that it can be applied to most things in order to improve or better understand them. Yet many people would argue that when it comes to human behaviour, particularly the phenomenon we call love, mathematics...

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    ConquerMaths.com Reviews Alan Turing Biopic "The Imitation Game"

    13th February 2015

    At ConquerMaths.com Towers, the film we have all been dying to see is The Imitation Game, the long awaited biopic of the heroic Father of Modern computing, Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. It is not often that maths is granted a starring role in a huge Hollywood movie so it was...

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    February 2015 Feedback

    12th February 2015

    We love our feedback! You'd think we wrote them all ourselves, but they are genuine comments from genuine ConquerMaths.com users and we really appreciate people taking the time to tell us what they think of the program.

    Our favourite this month had to be from Naima Adam who says...

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    William's Competition To Coincide With Our Exhibit At The BETT Show!

    17th January 2015

    It is very nearly the BETT Show, and we are all very excited, but no one is more excited than William The Mathstronaut, also known as William the Maths Bear, the official ambassador of ConquerMaths both here on earth and in outer space. He has been very busy this year, working on his...

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    William the Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" January 2015

    17th January 2015

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    I'm off to the BETT Show with the rest of the ConquerMaths team and I am so excited, I can bearly sleep or eat! I have also managed to convince my human colleagues to run a special William The Mathstronaut competition on Twitter for the duration of the...

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    January New Year 2015 Feedback

    17th January 2015

    Hi everyone, thanks so much for all your brilliant feedback this month. One of our favourite bits of feedback this month had to be from Anisa M, a ConquerMaths student from Birmingham who wrote to us:

    "LOVE IT! Conquer maths is a very cool website and helps instantly. Its like a medicine,...

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    It's Official: Parents Are Terrified Of Maths Homework

    15th January 2015

    In the headlines this month was the not so shocking results of a survey commissioned by insurance company Aviva which questioned 2,000 parents about their attitudes towards helping their children with their homework.

    Fear And Dread

    A whopping two thirds of the parents questioned...

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    Want To Improve Your Maths Skills? Go To Bed!

    15th January 2015

    When students are struggling in maths, it is not uncommon to see them attempting to catch up by frantically studying into the night, and if they are particularly worried this may end up affecting their sleep, as they can lie awake worrying unable to drop off. Well it turns out that when it...

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    January Funnies 2015

    9th January 2015

    Hurrah, welcome to 2015 everyone! If any of your are feeling the post-holiday blues, fear not, we have some brilliant little maths themed funnies for you this month to chase away the cobwebs and cheer you up.

    On a slightly more serious note though, we were thinking though as we put the...

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    Always Win At At Games Using Maths

    8th January 2015

    Over the Christmas holidays, many families traditionally play board games and various games of chance and while this can lead to some major arguments (especially when sugar and alcohol are involved!) many such games have mathematical elements which make them worthwhile, especially for...

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    We Bet This Year's BETT Will Be The Best One Yet! Find Out Why...

    23rd December 2014

    We may have already mentioned this at some point, but we are excited to remind you that we are going to be at the BETT show in January next year, from the 21 - 24 of the month.

    We are also proud to announce that our Managing Director, Mr Richard Hunter, has been invited to deliver...

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    Our 40 Best Tweets (Nov - Dec 2014)

    20th December 2014


    Robot Swarm

    We love updating the ConquerMaths Twitter feed with interesting maths and STEM related articles, but it occurred to us that not all of our newsletter readers are on Twitter, so this really excellent content just sort of disappears.

    So, we thought we would cherry pick our...

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    William the Maths Bear's Paws For Thought Dec 2015

    20th December 2014

    Hello Tiny Humans!

    Guess what? I am heading home to the North Pole to visit my family this Christmas! I'm really looking forward to it - as much as I love my job as ConquerMaths ambassador, and love living in the UK, family is family and I do miss them. They are very proud of me, even if...

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    Eccentric Mathematician Alexander Grothendieck - His Amazing Life Story

    19th December 2014


    Alexander Grothendieck

    There seems to be a trope in movies and television, and in cultural 'lore' that gifted mathematicians sometimes tend to be, well, a little crazy. Like the mad scientist stereotype, the mentally unhinged, mathematical genius stereotype stubbornly persists, despite the...

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    The Mathematically Perfect Doughnut

    16th December 2014

    Ok, lets get one thing out of the way. Every so often we see items in the news that usually say the same thing - "'Boffins' at such and such university have done the maths on the perfect (insert food or festive element here) and have come up with a mathematical formula to get it...

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    December 2014 Festive Feedback

    15th December 2014

    Well, we are starting to wonder if it is actually sustainable to keep publishing a record of our positive feedback from each month, because there's just so much of it! It's getting harder to decide which ones to feature too, as they are all so overwhelmingly positive. We don't like to brag...

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    December 2014 Funnies

    8th December 2014

    Wow, how is it already December? The months have flown by this winter, but at least it's nearly Christmas! The nights are getting colder and darker, but we can't wait... We couldn't resist sharing this link with you - maths themed gifts for the biggest maths fans, such as this.

    They are...

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    We Have A Winner! #Eduk8xmascomp, Plus Another Competition Coming!

    2nd December 2014

    At ConquerMaths Towers we are feeling very festive! Earlier this month, in partnership with our good friends over at the fantastic educational resource company EdUk8 Worldwide, we brought you a fantastic giveaway, just in time for Christmas.

    Eduk8 have a brilliant range of...

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    Exciting New Features and Improvements to ConquerMaths.com

    28th November 2014

    New Features

    We have some incredible new features and improvements to the program, for both students and teachers that we would like to share with you this month.

    In the HTML5 Student Area:

    Questions can now be read out loud in most diagnostics and tests for earlier years,...

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    BETT AWARDS 2015

    28th November 2014

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    BETT Awards

    We are very proud to announce that once again ConquerMaths.com is a finalist in the prestigious BETT awards. Selected this year in the category 'Best Whole Course Subject Curriculum Resource'.

    The competition is impressive but we are feeling pretty...

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    The First Sine of Madness: The World of a Stand-Up Mathematican

    28th November 2014


    Stand Up Mathematician Matt Parker

    As the person responsible for sourcing the World Wide Web for mathematical jokes and funny pics for you to enjoy every month, I have learnt a lot.

    1. The internet is a really, really weird place. I mean weird... Oh, wait, sorry, we all knew that...

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    What Do Nestle, Ford, Visa and the New Education Secretary Have In Common?

    25th November 2014

    They are all involved in promoting the massive 'Your Life' Campaign working with big players from the business world show young people how crucially important STEM subjects are; not just for their future careers, but for the country as a whole.

    New Education Secretary Ms Nicky Morgan...

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    Maths Of The Day - The Maths Behind The Beautiful Game With The BBC

    21st November 2014


    Countdown Star And Football Fan Rachel Riley Is Getting Involved In Maths of The Day

    Let's face it, when you think about football, you don't immediately think about advanced mathematics, and the average football fan probably doesn't often either, short of calculating match points and...

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    WOW!! November Feedback 2014

    21st November 2014

    Wow! We have been overwhelmed at the amount of positive and grateful feedback we have received this month. It must be because ConquerMaths is making the grey Autumn term go so smoothly, but even we have been surprised at the sheer amount! We have also had lots of comments from relieved and...

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    William the Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" November 2014

    19th November 2014

    Hello there Tiny Humans!

    It has been another exciting month for me, and for ConquerMaths. I am so proud and excited that we are once again finalists in the prestigious BETT awards, in the category 'Best Whole Course Subject Curriculum Resource'. We have some impressive competition but I...

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    November 2014 Funnies

    17th November 2014

    We are now well into the Autumn term, so we hope everyone has settled into the new term and you are all working hard. At the same time, we know it's harder to keep up your motivation in the grey and miserable month of November... the excitement of Halloween and Bonfire Night has passed but...

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    ConquerMaths Goes From Strength To Strength!

    30th October 2014

    We don't like to boast, but ConquerMaths really is going from strength to strength. We are delighted to announce that this month, the rate of schools subscribing to ConquerMaths has increased by well over 100% from the same time last year. That is incredible growth and it just keeps ...

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    The History Of Educational Technology Part 4

    29th October 2014

    Welcome to the final part of our History of Educational Technology Series! There have been so many changes from 2000 - 2014 that it would be impractical to cover on them all in this article, so we will focus on some of the major conceptual shifts we have observed.

    The last 15 years have...

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    Why The Life Story of Ada Lovelace Needs To Be Made Into A Film

    28th October 2014

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    Lady Ada Lovelace

    We imagine you have heard of Lady Ada Lovelace, known historically as the person who wrote the world's first computer program. You may even know that she was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, and that she is an inspiration to women in STEM the...

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    William the Maths Bear's Paws For Thought Oct 2015

    28th October 2014

    Hello Tiny Humans!

     

    Well, I've not had the best month I must admit. Believe it or not, I have had my first ever cold - and I did not enjoy it one bit! Can you imagine the sound of my sneezes? Luckily I could still keep up with my maths studies using ConquerMaths, even when I was stuck...

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    October 2014 Feedback

    23rd October 2014

    Wow! We have had so much amazing feedback from you this month! Particular congratulations to 'Abdurrahman' for passing his 11+, 'Lianne' for making her two levels of sub progress, 'Benjamin' who is no longer afraid to put his hand up in class, 'Grace' who now understands right angles, and...

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    October 2014 Funnies

    22nd October 2014

    Hi there everyone! We love this duck, possibly one of the few excuses we would accept for inability to do maths homework!

    We've got some great funnies for you this month, as winter draws in and the days get shorter, we all need a bit of cheering up! We absolutely love the video with Sir Ian...

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    Sherlock Holmes is Alan Turing! Maths in the Movies

    10th October 2014


    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing

    At ConquerMaths Towers, you could say we are reasonably fond of maths. Most of us really like doing maths, but also talking about maths, making jokes about maths and we love seeing the myriad of fascinating ways maths powers the world. We also enjoy...

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    CM News Sept 2014 - Addictive New Maths Games

    30th September 2014

    Good News Everyone!

    We have always said that at ConquerMaths "We don't play games, we teach maths, and we get results!" and this remains true to this day. We do not use games to teach mathematical concepts, as we feel this distracts from effective learning and can become a real...

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    Should We Name and Shame Maths Hating Celebrities?

    29th September 2014


    Celebrities Katie Price and Duncan James About To Do Maths (on a rollercoaster)

    Numeracy charity National Numeracy has recently released their 'Manifesto for a Numerate UK', containing their recommendations for the best ways to help raise levels of numeracy in the UK, such as the...

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    William the Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" September 2014

    29th September 2014


    Hello tiny humans!

    I'm so relieved that the weather is finally cooling down! I hope you all enjoyed the summer holidays, and did all the human things like going swimming; playing in sprinklers (does anyone still do that? I hope so) and getting nice and brown (or pink as seems to be...

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    September 2014 Feedback

    22nd September 2014

    We are well into Autumn now, and hopefully everyone should be feeling settled into the new year by now. Judging from the flood of glowing feedback we have received since the start of term, ConquerMaths has helped many of you tremendously to cope with the back to school period, providing solid...

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    September 2014 Funnies

    11th September 2014

    Well, everyone should be back at school by now, we hope everyone's first week back have been exciting as well as challenging, for the teachers as well as the students. This month we thought we'd give you some brilliant maths fails and funnies from around the world, and even an...

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    ConquerMaths Caribbean Pilot Closing Ceremony Speeches

    31st August 2014

    We are proud to share these video clips of the best bits of the ConquerMaths Closing Ceremony Speeches, and from the Barbados Media with you.

    ConquerMaths on the Barbados Evening News Television Program

    The success of the ConquerMaths Caribbean was reported on the Barbados evening news...

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    Brilliant Closing Ceremony Speeches by the Barbadian Ministry of Education

    30th August 2014

    Parliamentary Secretary Mr Harcourt Husbands

    Parliamentary Secretary Mr Harcourt Husbands gave a passionate speech at the ConquerMaths Caribbean Pilot Closing Ceremony, in which he spoke about the fundamental importance of mathematics, explaining that mathematics is everything, it is...

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    Conquering the Sabre Tooth Tiger: Introduction to Beating Maths Anxiety

    29th August 2014


    Ms Short

    Meet Valerie Short! Ms Short is a guest contributor this month.

    Ms Short has been a pioneer in online education from as far back as 1992 and played a key role in creating a previous online education business in the Far East which was one of the first 600 commercial online...

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    William the Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought" August 2014

    28th August 2014

    Hello Humans!

    *PHEW* So, everyone now has their GCSE and A-level results, for better or for worse! Of course I have the utmost faith that all of you Conquerors of Maths will have done your very best, and will have done brilliantly. Well done! At ConquerMaths Towers we are very proud...

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    August 2014 Funnies

    27th August 2014

    Well, everyone finally has their GCSE and A-level maths results. We hope you got the grades you wished for, but either way there are always options, and we could all do with a little comic relief after the stresses of the long days of waiting.

    Plus everyone is back to school very soon, so...

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    From CD-ROMs to Social Media - History of Education Technology Part 3

    27th August 2014


    Time Magazine Cover - 1994

    Technology can become the "wings" that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before - if we will allow it. - Jenny Arledge

    In the last two articles in our series on the History of Educational Technology, we went from the...

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    Smashing August Feedback

    17th August 2014

    We have had some more brilliant feedback this last month, thanks everyone! We are so pleased that the program is helping so many people, not just students but parents and teachers too. Although we are sorry we can't help with your sibling rivalry Madison, but at least you can impress your...

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    The Success of the ConquerMaths Caribbean Pilot in Barbados

    31st July 2014

    The ConquerMaths UK team are delighted and very excited to announce the resounding success of the ConquerMaths Caribbean pilot in Barbados! We have known (off the record) for months that the pilot was going incredibly well but now official results of the post-pilot test are trickling in,...

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    ConquerMaths Caribbean Pilot Media Coverage

    31st July 2014

    The success of the ConquerMaths pilot and closing ceremony were featured heavily in the local media in Barbados, with a report on the evening news, and numerous newspaper articles. Many students were given awards for all their achievements, as you can see above, young Tyrique Watkins...

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    William the Maths Bear's

    23rd July 2014

    Hello Humans!

    The exams are over! The exams are over! *rushes madly around ConquerMaths HQ cheering* I love maths with a passion, and everything about it - except perhaps exams. I told you about my exam days last month, didn't I? I did really well, thanks to ConquerMaths, but I got...

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    We Have A New Education Secretary - But Who Exactly Is Nicky Morgan?

    18th July 2014



    We were shocked to hear on Tuesday that Michael Gove had been removed from the post of Education Secretary. Gove has had an extremely confrontational and controversial time in the position, alienating the major teaching unions and insulting much of the teaching profession, calling them...

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    From Slide Rule to Skinner's Machine: History of Education Tech Part 2

    17th July 2014

    Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time - Chinese Proverb

    Last month we looked at the earliest developments in the history of education technology from the adoption of papyrus in ancient civilisations to the introduction of radio for...

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    July Feedback 2014

    17th July 2014

    We've had some fantastic reviews this month, with so many of you using the program to study for your exams. We wish you all the very best of luck for your results at the end of summer, and we very much appreciate you telling us how much you love the program and how much it helps you....

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    July Funnies 2014

    17th July 2014

    The exams are finally over! Well done for all your hard work - we hope everyone is enjoying their well earned summer break. We found some great maths jokes for you this month, as we think all work and no play makes everyone a little bit fed up. Enjoy!

     



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    MayDayMaths Weekend Prize Draw and Competition Winners!

    27th June 2014

    The MayDayMaths weekend last month was such a success that we bowed to the unprecedented demand, and extended the event for the 2nd bank holiday weekend in May, which was also unsurprisingly extremely popular! We hope that those of you who signed up for the weekend enjoyed it, and we are...

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    William the Maths Bear's Paws For Thought Jun 2015

    25th June 2014

    Hello Humans!

    I've had another great month as the ConquerMaths ambassador. We extended the MayDayMaths weekend over the 23rd to the 26th of May last month, and I was so pleased that so many of you signed up for free access to the ConquerMaths lessons. And do you like my new picture?...

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    Papyrus to Pencils: History of Education Technology Part 1

    19th June 2014

    If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow - John Dewey

    Every generation, since the beginning of human existence, has found ways of passing on its set of values, methods and skills to the next generation. Without this 'education' it is doubtful that the...

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    The World Cup Birthday Paradox

    18th June 2014

    The World Cup is well underway (you may have noticed) and although football and maths don't often come together, this year mathematicians have used the event to illustrate a common mathematical phenomenon - the birthday paradox.

    You may have already encountered this oddity before, that if...

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    June 2014 Feedback

    16th June 2014

    Well done if you took part in either of our MayDayMaths free access weekends last month, we had a wonderful response and so many new students were able to reap the benefits of ConquerMaths just in time for their exams. The GCSE maths exams should be over by now, so you will all have earned a...

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    June 2014 Funnies

    16th June 2014

    Ah! Summer is finally on the way. Admittedly there has been a little more rain in the UK than we could have hoped for, but with any luck the exams will be over soon and everyone can take a nice, well earned break in the sunshine. We hope everyone is feeling confident about the exams - keep...

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    William the Maths Bear's Paws For Thought May 2015

    21st May 2014

    Hello Humans!

    What a fantastic month I've had. Following the publication of my first column last month I've been awfully busy. I now have my very own Twitter account! How many polar bears can say that?! I am slowly but surely building my list of followers, and people have been so kind. I even...

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    MayDayMaths Weekend is back... This Weekend!

    21st May 2014

    Due to the great success of this year's free access #MayDayMaths Weekend, we have decided to extend the event for the imminent Bank Holiday weekend 23-26th of May. It's meant to be a very wet bank holiday weekend in the UK at least, so it is brilliantly timed for last minute revision...

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    The Winner Of The Education Show/CMSelfie Competition

    21st May 2014

    We have chosen the winner of the 2014 CM Selfie/Education Show competition! There will now be a brand new tablet winging its way to Naseem Gibbs from Derby who sent us the funniest and best selfie with William the Maths Bear (above). Not only that but she will also receive a complimentary...

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    May 2014 Feedback

    21st May 2014

    Following the MayDayMaths weekend, we have had even more really positive feedback submitted on the feedback section of our site from satisfied students. So many of you registered and used the program for free over the MayDay weekend, and we are sure this will help boost those student's...

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    How To Survive Exam Day - A Guide

    20th May 2014

     

    We are right in the middle of exam time, and students all around the country will be feeling the pressure. Since some people are already taking exams, we are not going to throw a lot of revision advice at you. You will have had plenty of that already, and when it comes to maths, if you...

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    Are Your Children Safe Online? Here's How To Make Sure

    20th May 2014

    We all worry about safety on the internet, but for parents the worries are far greater. This is the first generation to have grown up with instant internet access at the fingertips since birth. All parents worry, but not all of them know best how to protect their children from dangers...

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    May 2014 Funnies

    7th May 2014


    Well done everyone who took part in the MayDay Maths Weekend! After all that hard work, and all the exam revision still to come, we figured those studying could do with a bit of light relief. So here is a bumper collection of maths jokes, and funny images for you all to waste a little time...

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    Free Event - MayDayMaths Weekend + Competitions

    25th April 2014

    The ConquerMaths.com Team are delighted to announce the return of the Free MayDayMaths weekend event! This is an opportunity for any learner of maths to improve their skills, help them get through the upcoming exams and have fun and win prizes along the way!

    Once again, we are providing...

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    William the Maths Bear's "Paws For Thought"

    25th April 2014

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    GRRRRR!!!! Oops, sorry! That was an overexcited, very happy bear growl! I am just a bit hyper because this is my first ever column for the ConquerMaths newsletter. I am very proud that the humans at ConquerMaths HQ trust me enough to write a monthly piece about my three...

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    April Funnies

    25th April 2014

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    It's a bit of a mixed bag this month, just a mixture of funny maths jokes, pun and images to make you smile. Next month we will be featuring the best submissions from our MayDayMaths free access weekend competition, including of course the entry which comes 1st place...

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    Is Your Favourite Number A He Or A She?

    24th April 2014

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    What's your favourite number - and is it a boy or a girl? Recently mathematician and writer Alex Bellos conducted a poll to discover what the nations favourite number was. Not surprisingly, the answer was 7, a number considered special cross-culturally and throughout...

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    The New Spider-man of Maths

    22nd April 2014

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    There is a new face of mathematics exploding onto the scene, and he is not what you would expect. He has been dubbed the Lady Gaga of maths, but we call him the Spider Man of Maths! Saving the image of maths one influential talk at a time.

    While much of the...

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    April Springtime Feedback

    21st April 2014

    You guys must be feeling the joys of Spring, and you're still loving ConquerMaths as we have had some excellent comments in our feedback section this month.

    We have a big event coming up soon, so if you really love ConquerMaths now is a good time to tell all of your friends about it, as...

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    #CMselfies Competition Finalists with William the Maths Bear

    28th March 2014

    These are the finalists in the #CMselfie competition from the Education Show 2014. Some of them are really funny, others are just sweet - but William enjoyed them all! He loves people (and the camera) and it seems they love him too. He loved making so many new friends. Choose and vote for your...

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    Wiliam the Maths Bear's Adentures at the Education Show

    27th March 2014

    William the Dancing Maths Bear has returned from his trip to the Education Show in Birmingham with ConquerMaths and he had a simply marvellous time. He thinks it may have been the best few days of his life so far. He danced around our eye-catching stand, played with the giant calculator,...

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    Selfies with William the Maths Bear at the Education Show

    27th March 2014

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    Here are some of the selfies and photos people took with William the Maths Bear at the Education Show. He absolutely loved the attention, and people (and the camera) loved him right back.

    He is such a photogenic bear and he is always happy to paws for a snap. He...

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    Lasso Maths, the Robo-Cowboy and Pixar's Princess Merida

    18th March 2014

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    Did you like to play 'Cowboys and Indians' when you were a child? (As politically incorrect and historically inaccurate as it considered now!) Did you make a lasso out of your mum's dressing gown cord and attempt to lasso hapless siblings, the cat, the dog or, more...

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    The Love Formula

    18th March 2014

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    "Math is like love: a simple idea, but it can get complicated."

    It's a famous quote, but in reality most of us would agree that love and maths in reality have little in common. Maths can be worked at, understood and solved, whereas love is baffling, irrational and...

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    March Funnies

    14th March 2014

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    Clever cat is clever...

    We've gone for some very silly funnies this month. We found a few in the archives of that notorious meme production machine, Cheezburger.com and we hope you like them. We noticed they like cats...

    Check out our Twitter feed for more funnies...

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    Feedback From March - A Very Busy Month

    13th March 2014

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    This March is an exciting month for us - and a very busy one! We are pleased and proud to be a part of the National Numeracy Challenge, which opened on the 12th  of March to national media coverage and acclaim.

    We are planning for our MayDay Maths weekend...

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    ConquerMaths.com is proud to be part of the National Numeracy Challenge!

    12th March 2014

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    ConquerMaths is proud to be a part of the National Numeracy Challenge! National Numeracy is an independent charity that aims to improve numeracy in the UK.

    Their main initiative is the National Numeracy Challenge, a drive to tackle the major issue of low adult...

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    Mummy, Do You Like Maths? - Why the Answer Matters.

    6th March 2014

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    Recently the Welsh government launched the "What You Say Counts" campaign to make parents aware that their negative attitudes to maths can adversely affect their children's perceptions of the subject.

    A poll of 1,000 parents in Wales found that 29% admitted making...

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    The Beauty in Mathematics - Is it for Everyone?

    27th February 2014

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    A new study has been published which seeks to verify the perception long held by mathematicians that certain mathematical fomulae are inherently beautiful.

    For as long as we have held a concept of mathematics, mathematicians have been awed by its beauty and elegance....

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    The ConquerMaths Team and William the Maths Bear's BETT Show Adventures

    27th February 2014

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    In January the ConquerMaths.com team attended the BETT show in London. The BETT show is the global meeting place for the education technology community, with nearly 700 businesses and organisations exhibiting, and over 35,000 educators and learning professionals...

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    Exciting Updates and Improvements to ConquerMaths

    27th February 2014

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    We like to keep you updated with any changes and improvements to the ConquerMaths.com system, and we have a few to share this month.

    Firstly, students can now access on-going progress reports for the speed skills games, alongside their normal reports. This will allow...

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    "What it feels like to be bad at maths" - A Teachers Unique Perspective

    26th February 2014

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    Sweaty palms. Pounding Heart. Churning stomach. All-consuming feelings of dread, misery and inferiority... to those with a fear and aversion to maths, these feelings are all too familiar.

    At ConquerMaths.com we are proud that our program helps reduce the...

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    February Loved Up Funnies

    20th February 2014

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    This February, inspired by the recently passed Valentine's Day, we are bringing you a selection of mathematically themed humorous valentines, maths related gifts for any maths afficionado (including end of year gifts for maths teachers, hint, hint) and loved up mathsy...

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    We're Feelin' the Love - February Feedback

    20th February 2014

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    Due to Valentine's day, February could be called the month of love, and we simply love your feedback this month! You have given ConquerMaths a lot of love and we have really enjoyed what you have had to say about the program.

    Our favourites are below - we agree...

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    The ConquerMaths.com Team Are Off To The BETT Show!

    19th January 2014

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    The ConquerMaths.com team are off to the BETT show! The BETT show is the global meeting place for the education technology community, with over 35,000 educators and learning professionals attending each year.

    We always have an eye-catching stand, but this year...

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    Taking a Day Off Can Boost Learning

    18th January 2014

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    When you read advice about studying and the best strategies for retaining information, it is so often only in the context of exam preparation and cramming us much as possible in every hour possible. While some would argue that all academic learning is preparing to pass...

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    The Rise and Fall, and Rise and Fall Again of Futurama - Why?

    17th January 2014

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    Bad News Everyone! Futurama, the unique animated show set 1000 years in the future, was cancelled towards the end of last year. Again. This is the second time the show has been ditched; the first time loyal fans petitioned tirelessly to bring the show back and were...

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    January 2014 - New Year Feedback

    16th January 2014

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    We were pleased and impressed at how many of you were logging into your ConquerMaths accounts and working over the Christmas Holidays (even on Christmas day) and you have been sending us great feedback before you even went back to school.

    Well done all of you for your...

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    January 2014 Funnies

    15th January 2014

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    As the newsletter this month contains our last Futurama article, we have fitted in a few more Futurama gags in our funnies section for you to enjoy, as well as our usual silliness. Enjoy.

    (Image Above) In the Futurama episode "Rebirth", the sign for this nightclub in...

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    December Christmas Funnies

    20th December 2013

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    This month we are bringing you a mixture of "Futurama" jokes and some fabulous mathematically themed Christmas jokes. Enjoy!

    "Futurama" did a legendary Christmas episode called "Xmas Story" in which a rogue robot Santa terrorizes the world every Christmas. Here...

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    Futurama in the Classroom

    20th December 2013

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    Last month we featured an article about the hidden maths in the animated show "Futurama". We looked at the writer's mathematical backgrounds, and examined how their knowledge informed their comedy writing, concluding that a sound grounding in mathematics can give a...

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    Festive Feedback!

    10th December 2013

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    Hello Everyone! At ConquerMaths HQ we have been getting ready for Christmas. The tree is up, the tinsel is glittering, and we've been planning our ConquerMaths Christmas card. But the one thing that gets us all in a jolly mood is reading the fantastic feedback from...

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    The PISA Report - Asian Dominance, Gender and the Government's Reaction

    4th December 2013

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    The long-awaited final PISA report scores have been released from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In maths the UK has climbed slightly by two places from 28th in the 2009 rankings to 26th out of the 65 countries and regions included by...

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    Boosting Maths Skills with Monopoly: We've Been Doing It Wrong

    2nd December 2013

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    Simply playing the game of Monopoly with children has for years been lauded as a fun way of improving their numeracy skills. Yet recent studies show that parents and teachers have been missing a trick throughout it's long history which could vastly improve the...

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    Maths on the Move - HTML5 Access

    27th November 2013

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    "Good News Everyone!" as Professor Farnsworth from "Futurama" would say...

    Increasingly, students around the world are turning to mobile devices to enhance their learning. Whilst many content providers have been slow to adapt, we are proud to announce that...

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    Meet the ConquerMaths Caribbean Team!

    27th November 2013

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    (ConquerMaths UK Team + ConquerMaths Caribbean Team)

    ConquerMaths Caribbean is going from strength to strength, in no small part due to the tireless efforts of our brilliant team out there. We thought it was high time we introduced the people who are driving...

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    November "Futurama" Flavoured Funnies

    26th November 2013

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    This month, to go with our article about the mathematical inspiration behind the humour of "Futurama", we bring you a selection of maths related jokes from the show.

    Next month we will also have an article which will go more in-depth about the more numerically...

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    November Feedback

    26th November 2013

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    We have received some brilliant feedback from our members this month. So, thanks everyone, your comments really make our work feel worthwhile!

    "The lessons are very clear that's why it's easy to understand them, and also whenever the teacher teaches us any lesson I am...

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    Interview with Mr Winston Cumberbatch - MD of ConquerMaths Caribbean

    20th November 2013

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    Interview with ConquerMaths Caribbean Managing Director Mr Winston Cumberbatch

    Brief Bio: Mr Winston Cumberbatch is a Senior Teacher at the St. Leonard's Boys' Secondary School in Barbados. He has thirty four years of experience as a teacher. In 2004, he won Barbados'...

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    'Geekiest Show on T.V' - The Mathematical Humour Behind "Futurama"

    20th November 2013

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    Recently the media has been flooded with the 'secret' revelation that "The Simpsons" is written by very mathematically literate people, and that they have been sneaking 'hidden' mathematical humour into the cartoon for the entire length of its history! *GASP* Dr...

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    Some Non-Maths Related Photos of Beautiful Barbados - Enjoy!

    30th October 2013

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    We thought we would share with you some of the non-maths related photos we took while we were over there. The vast majority of our time was spent working, but we managed to get a little sight-seeing in of this beautiful place...

    These photos feature downtown...

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    Public Panel Discussion: The High Failure Rate of Mathematics in the Region

    30th October 2013


    From left to right - Principal Mathew Farley, Mr Sean Gibbs, Mr Anthony Alleyne, Ms Abigail Cumberbatch and Mr Richard Hunter

    Halfway through our trip we were invited to attend the first ever public debate in Barbados on the subject of maths. The title of the discussion was "The High...

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    The Launch of ConquerMaths Caribbean: With Videos and Speeches

    29th October 2013

    At the beautiful Hotel Pommarine on the 11th of September 2013, ConquerMaths Caribbean was officially launched. Master Of Ceremonies Mr Anthony Alleyne of Deighton Griffith School began by saying "This project is a collaboration and represents the best of what can happen when organisations...

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    ConquerMaths on 'Mornin' Barbados' Breakfast Television

    29th October 2013

    Our first big event in Barbados was a live interview spot on the popular breakfast time TV show, "Mornin' Barbados", hosted by Ms Kimberly Skeet and Mr Doug Hoyte a.k.a "Big Doug".

    We arrived at the C.B.C (Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation) headquarters early with a fabulous Barbadian...

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    Caribbean Compliments - Glowing Feedback from Students in the Caribbean

    29th October 2013

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    "In my class I am always the first to finish. I always get all correct."
    From: Francine, Student, La Pointe Mon Repos, St Lucia

    "This website is the best. The topics I do at school, I am able to go over the topic if I do not fully understand it."
    From: Ky-mani,...

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    Smiles Everywhere - ConquerMaths Visits Pilot Schools in Barbados

    24th October 2013

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    Hands Up Who Wants to Use ConquerMaths?

    During our trip to Barbados, we were privileged enough to visit 3 of the classes in schools which have been chosen to take part in the pilot of ConquerMaths over the next two terms. These classes have never used ConquerMaths...

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    The Team Returns From Our Launch In Beautiful Barbados

    30th September 2013

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    Managing Director Richard Hunter (far left,) seen here with Barbadian Senator Mr Harcourt Husbands (far right), ConquerMaths Caribbean Managing Director Mr Winston Cumberbatch (back row, right) and students from schools participating in the launch around the...

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    September Feedback - Well Done Everyone!

    30th September 2013

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    "Conquer maths is the best, it is looking like I am going to be one of the top ones in the class. Cooooooooooooool!"
    From: Tiama, Student

    Well done to all our students for all their hard work, particularly those who have now received their results from this years...

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    September Funnies - Now with More Zombies!

    30th September 2013

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    We thought we'd pay tribute to our Zombie Apocalypse Maths article this month and share with you some truly terrible zombie jokes, along with our usual mathematical giggles and puns. Enjoy!

    Q: What do vegetarian zombies crave?
    A: GRAAAINS... more GRAAAAAAINS!


    ...

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    The Hidden Maths at University and How To Cope

    29th September 2013

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    Congratulations! You've made it through 13 years of schooling, and you are finally off to University! ConquerMaths helped you gain the marks you needed, and you have chosen a 'non-mathematical' course. You may think that the maths intensive part of your life is over, and...

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    Only Maths Can Save You From The Zombie Apocalypse

    28th September 2013

    In May, 2011 the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a blog entitled "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse", a tongue-in-cheek guide to surviving zombie Armageddon.

    While this was clearly accepted as a joke, public fascination with zombies remains high, as...

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    Back to School Advice + Celebration Ideas for Teenagers

    1st September 2013

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    Teenagers are often more reluctant to go back to school than younger students, and it can take a lot more for them to get excited about the new term beginning. Here are some quirky ways you can celebrate the start of the new school term with your son or daughter, so they...

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    Back to School Hints for Primary Kids

    1st September 2013

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    Back to School time is always a heady mixture of nerves and excitement. After the long summer holidays it can sometimes be hard to adjust for parent and children alike. When it comes to maths, we always advise that students continue with small but regular doses of...

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    Your Guide to GCSE Results Day - And What to Do Next

    21st August 2013

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    The day is finally here. After weeks of relaxation following the GCSE exam period, things have just gotten real again. Today is GCSE results day, and even if you have been revising with ConquerMaths and so feel confident that you have done well in your GCSE maths...

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    ConquerMaths UK Meets ConquerMaths Caribbean!

    21st August 2013

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    The ConquerMaths team is proud to announce that a new pilot scheme is soon beginning in the sovereign island state of Barbados, with a view to providing ConquerMaths to every student in the country.


    To help with the launch, two members of the ConquerMaths UK...

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    August Exam Results Day Funnies

    21st August 2013

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    Continuing our theme of last month, with the extra stresses of the results day month we thought we would give you some more exam related giggles. We hope you enjoy them and they remind you of the lighter side of life and maths exams!

     


     

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    Pre-Exam Results August Feedback - We can't wait until next month!

    21st August 2013

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    Your Feedback really brightens up our British summer! We cannot wait to hear how everyone did in their exams! This is one of our favourite times of year, because soon we get to hear all about your exam triumphs.

    Here are some of the comments we have enjoyed in the...

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    The Oreo Scandal and the Power of Maths

    20th August 2013

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    With all the stress and panic surrounding results day, we thought that on top of our helpful guides, we would also offer up as an alternative, a slightly more light hearted look at the world of maths - and how it's application really can solve some of the most important...

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    A-Level Results Day - Your Guide to Clearing and Adjustment in 2013

    12th August 2013

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    The wait is over!

    Last week was A-level results day, and after months of waiting some 250,000 students could finally start deciding what to do next with the results they receive. Many students already have a confirmed firm offer from a university of their choice, but...

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    Our Competition Winners Tell Us Why They Love ConquerMaths

    26th July 2013

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    Amidst the headlines and heated political debate surrounding maths education at the moment, an eight-year-old girl from St Albans is quietly and successfully boosting her maths abilities herself using ConquerMaths, with a little help from some new technology at her...

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    July Feedback - After the Exams are Over

    25th July 2013

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    "Amazing, no other words to describe it :)"
    From: Sameerah, Student, London

    We have had some really great feedback in the last month at www.reviewcentre.com and our own feedback page - some of you seem to feel as strongly as we do about ConquerMaths which is...

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    July Funnies. Warning: Exam Humour

    25th July 2013

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    This month, in honour of the upcoming exam results days, we have found you some exam related jokes and funny images. At ConquerMaths.com headquarters we know that, even if you felt confident after your exams, everyone gets a bit nervous when it comes to results time so...

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    Keep Calm and Don't Panic - Coping with Exam Results Day

    24th July 2013

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    As a parent, you have gotten through the tension of the revision period, encouraging and supporting your teenager in their work and helping them through their fears. Then came the exams themselves, that short but intensive period of stress, followed by the blessed relief...

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    Not This Summer! How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss This Year

    24th July 2013

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    Most of us are aware that students have their long summer holiday during what was traditionally harvest time, when children were needed to help at home. This is no longer the case, but we have retained the summer holiday as a time to travel, spend time with family and...

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    Reformed From Prime Cuts of GCSE Education

    24th June 2013

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    It will have been hard to miss the headlines last week, as Education secretary Michael Gove announced plans for the biggest overhaul of GCSE's for 25 years. This is the fourth round of proposed plans by Gove, following several unfortunate U-turns in recent years.

    In a move...

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    Some Brilliant Exam Week Feedback

    24th June 2013

    We've had some amazing feedback recently, with lots of thanks and praise from those who have been studying hard for their exams with ConquerMaths.com.

    We also have been enjoying great feedback from grateful parents, plus input from of our adult learners too which we really appreciate.

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    Win Prizes and Have Amazing Weekends!

    23rd June 2013

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    We'd like to tell you about our friends Weekend Box Club and a great opportunity to win some prizes to help make the summer holidays even more fun!

    Weekend Box aims to help all parents to have AMAZING weekends with their children by delivering a fun-filled box of...

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    June Funnies + More Wolfram Alpha Eggs

    14th June 2013

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    This month, as well as our usual selection of side-splitting maths jokes and Simpsons references we are bringing you some more funny "Easter Eggs" from Wolfram Alpha, the brilliant knowledge/answer engine.

    From pop culture and video game references, to simply...

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    The Maths Behind the Perfect Cream Tea

    12th June 2013

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    Professor Eugenia Cheng from Sheffield University, who is already known for her enthusiastic approach to maths and it's daily applications, has come up with formulae and mathematical guidelines towards creating the perfect strawberry jam and cream tea, once again...

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    You're Fired! Catastrophic Maths Failures on The Apprentice

    7th June 2013

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    In the last month "The Apprentice" has been gaining viewing figures, and the contestant's efforts recently hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, proving that a lack of maths skills can be a serious hindrance in business, and many other walks of life.

    Two...

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    The Fantastic Success of the MayDay Maths Weekend!

    17th May 2013

    We are pleased to announce that the MayDay Maths weekend event was a roaring success! So many of you signed up, and logged in despite the sunny weather outside. We were very pleased that so many of you chose to take advantage of such a brilliant opportunity, although we hope everyone got to...

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    May Funnies + WolframAlpha Easter Eggs

    16th May 2013

    This month, as well as our usual selection of side-splitting maths jokes and Simpsons references we also bring you some funny "Easter Eggs" from Wolfram Alpha, the brilliant knowledge/answer engine. This online service answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally...

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    Thanks For All Your Great MayDay Maths Weekend Feedback

    15th May 2013

    We are so pleased that so many of you took part in the MayDay Maths weekend event! Thank you all for taking part and for your brilliant feedback. We hope your grades will be significantly improved as a result, and your confidence increased just in time for the exams.

    We have had some great...

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    Oops! University Student Spots Spreadsheet Error in World Changing Report

    9th May 2013

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    This story shows that anyone with a keen mind and a bit of courage can challenge the way the world works just by applying a little bit of maths. Economics graduate student Thomas Herndon recently showed that a famous and influential report on global debt and...

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    Maths Fails at the Supermarket - How to Avoid the Pitfalls

    2nd May 2013

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    We all know that to get the best deal when shopping you have to do a little maths. Despite the dizzying array of 'price cut' after 'price cut'. Working out how much you can save on special offers and discounts ensures that you get the most for your money, especially...

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    "Worlds Fastest Human Computer" Shakuntla Devi dies at the age of 83

    29th April 2013

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    Shakuntla Devi, known for decades as the world's fastest human computer, or mental calculator has died in a hospital in Bangalore at the age of 83.

    This remarkable woman came to be known all around the world for her super human calculating abilities. Unlike many...

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    Numeracy Charity Critisises Primary Maths Education Reform

    18th April 2013

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    We at ConquerMaths.com are always interested in what is happening in mathematical education and educational government policy, and there are some big changes currently being planned for the future primary maths curriculum. While we are delighted that the subject is...

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    ConquerMathsCaribbean.com is GO!

    18th April 2013

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    We have some really fantastic news. The Ministry of Education in Barbados has fully approved a one term ConquerMathsCaribbean.com pilot with 6 primary and 6 secondary schools to commence at the start of the next school year. We had a small soft launch with the creation of...

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    April Maths Funnies

    18th April 2013

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    Some of our Maths jokes are particularly corny this month - Enjoy!

    Three statisticians went duck hunting. A duck was approaching and the first statistician shot, and missed the duck by being a foot too high.
    The second shot was a foot too low. ...

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    Thanks Again For The Wonderful Things You All Say About ConquerMaths.com!

    18th April 2013

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    Thanks everyone, we are so pleased, as always, to continue reading your smashing feedback. As well as reviewing us at the ConquerMaths.com section of www.reviewcentre.com, and on our website, there is a new educational review site we have joined that you can review us on...

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    Revsion Tips for the SAT's with ConquerMaths.com - Don't Panic!

    17th April 2013

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    With the SAT's just around the corner, here are some revision tips from ConquerMaths.com for those who might be getting a little nervous. For most students it will be their first real exam, and that can be a bit daunting.



    But in reality, if you revise well and know...

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    A Weekend of Free Access to the Entire Program Coming Soon!

    27th March 2013

    Very exciting news! On the 4th and 5th of May, ConquerMaths.com is offering everyone in the UK free access to our entire program for two fabulous days. That's all 1,100 lessons plus all diagnostic testing, worksheets and worked solutions for a whole weekend. We will also be holding some exciting...

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    Celebrities We Bet You Didn't Know Love Maths

    25th March 2013

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    Too many people find it hard to connect a love of maths with anyone "cool". Maths is too often seen as boring, nerdy and out of touch with the real world, when in truth maths is a vibrant ever changing discipline which makes possible nearly every scientific discovery and...

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    The ConquerMaths.com Team at the Education Show, NEC, Birmingham

    20th March 2013

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    We have just returned from the Education Show at the N.E.C in Birmingham and what a wonderful experience it was. We had a rather eye-catching stand this year as you can see below - kids and adults alike loved the giant calculator! Thank you to everyone who visited us...

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    What Lovely Things You Say About ConquerMaths! Thanks and Well Done to You!

    20th March 2013

    You really have been making us blush with the lovely things you all have been saying about ConquerMaths.com in our feedback section recently. We thought we would feature some of our favourites below and share with you how much we really appreciate you letting us know how much you like the...

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    March Funnies - Happy Belated Pi Day

    20th March 2013

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    A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer were traveling through Scotland when they saw a black sheep through the window of the train.
    "Aha," says the engineer, "I see that Scottish sheep are black."
    "Hmm," says the physicist, "You mean that some Scottish sheep...

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    CM News - New UK National Curriculum Learning Plans

    11th March 2013

    We are pleased to announce that to make learning with ConquerMaths.com even easier, we now provide specific learning plans covering expected levels of attainment in maths within the UK National curriculum.

    All subjects on the National Curriculum are split into 8 levels and each level has...

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    Maths Fails in the Media

    8th March 2013

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    We have all read the newspapers or watched the news, and encountered shocking statistics and numbers about various topics from government spending and teenage pregnancy, to climate change and the price of milk.

    However, there are numerous examples of the numbers reported...

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    More Fantastic S.T.E.M Days Out

    6th March 2013

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    Half term may be over but that is no reason why these S.T.E.M days out aren't still a fantastic idea for weekends and rainy days - or even rainy weekends! Maths is embedded in almost every aspect of science and technology, and neither the study of the natural world nor the...

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    The ConquerMaths.com team at the M.O.S.I!

    21st February 2013

    Following on from our article about brilliant S.T.E.M related museums and days out this month, we thought we would back it up with a little first-hand information.

    Two of the ConquerMaths.com team were fortunate enough to be able to visit Manchesters Museum of Science and Industry (M.O.S.I)...

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    Happy Valentine's Day from Everyone at ConquerMaths.com

    14th February 2013

    We couldn't resist sharing these Valentine's day maths funnies with you... You have been warned!



    Learn more about the French Mathematician Blaise Pascal at Wikipedia.

    My love for you is like a concave up function because it is always increasing.

    You must be the square root of -1 because you can't...

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    ConquerMaths.com at BETT - What a Show!

    12th February 2013

    The ConquerMaths.com team has recently returned from the BETT show at London's ExCel and what a show it was! Thank you to everyone who visited our stand. We really enjoyed having the chance to speak face to face with hundreds of interested parents, teachers and educators, and the response we...

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    Alice Pyne, BEM, Pride of Britain and ConquerMaths.com Student

    12th February 2013

    At the age of 12, Alice Pyne was Diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2008. As Alice's mother Vicky explained on ITV's 'This Morning' Alice was such a positive person that she "never thought for a moment" that she wouldn't beat her illness and this positive spirit stayed strong throughout the...

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    Potato the Dog - Maths Genius or Clever Pooch?

    12th February 2013

    Potato, a Samoyed dog from the province of Jiangsu in China has recently been hitting the headlines around the world since his owner Lu Zesheng has gone public with claims that the pooch possesses extraordinary mental maths skills. Lu says he has trained two year old Potato to recognize written...

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    Brilliant S.T.E.M Museums and Days Out in the UK

    12th February 2013

    Following last months newsletter article about the fabulous new Maths Museum in Manhattan, in the run up to the Easter Holidays we will be bringing you a selection of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related museum exhibits and days out around the UK. S.T.E.M subjects all...

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    Maths Genius Ramanujan's Deathbed Dream Predictions Proved 90 Years Later

    12th February 2013

    While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician savant Srinivasa Ramanujan wrote down cryptic mathematical functions he said came to him in dreams from the Hindu goddess Namagiri. Now, amazingly, 90 years later, researchers say they've proved he was right.



    Ramanujan, was a...

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    February Maths Funnies

    12th February 2013

     

    There are really only two types of people in the world:
    1. Those who don�t do maths, and
    2. Those who take care of them!

    A statistician is someone who can have his head in an oven and his feet encased in ice, and he will say that on the average he feels just fine.

    A mathematician,...

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    Visit ConquerMaths at the BETT Show!

    24th January 2013

    Visit us at Excel, London on stand G10 (view printable map) Watch out for us, you cant miss us!

    We are excited to announce that the ConquerMaths.com team will again be attending the BETT Technology for Education Show from the 30th January to the 2nd February at ExCel, London this year.

    We'll...

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    January Maths Funnies

    21st January 2013

    According to statistics, there are 42 million alligator eggs laid every year. Of those, only about half get hatched. Of those that hatch, three fourths of them get eaten by predators in the first 36 days. And of the rest, only 5 percent get to be a year old for one reason or another. Isn't...

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    In Memory of Alice Pyne, BEM and Pride of Britain

    21st January 2013

    It was with great sadness that we learnt recently that one of our long term maths students, Miss Alice Pyne, BEM, has lost her five year battle with cancer.

    Diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2008 at the age of 12, this inspirational teenager devoted her time selflessly to the interests of...

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    Manhattan's Musuem of Maths - A High Tech Playground of Wonder

    21st January 2013

    At ConquerMaths.com we and our students know that maths is woven into this wonderful world, it informs everything we do, inspires nearly all human accomplishment and makes our world the fascinating dynamic place that it is.

    However to the general public, maths is far too often still seen as some...

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    Evidence shows Motivation, not I.Q Determines Mathematical Ability

    21st January 2013

    In opinion surveys, people in Eastern countries usually rate effort and attitude as the most important factors influencing mathematical ability, while Westerners are much more likely to hold the belief that maths ability is inborn and dependent on IQ. But a new study suggests that in the West we...

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    Have No Fear, The Doctor Is In.

    21st January 2013

    As any maths teacher knows, Mathematics can be a very challenging subject to teach, and to learn. More than any other subject it relies upon a cumulative structure of knowledge and skills built up from the first day of pre-school.

    If students have gaps in their knowledge they quickly...

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    BETT Awards - we are finalists!

    14th December 2012

    We are absolutely delighted to announce that ConquerMaths.com has fought off stiff competition to be short-listed as a finalist in the highly prestigious BETT educational awards, under the category of ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching.

    This is a top accolade that celebrates the highest...

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    December Newsletter Funnies

    14th December 2012

    Q: Whats purple, round, and doesnt get much for Christmas?
    A: A finitely presented grape.

    Oh, Calculus; Oh, Calculus,
    How tough are both your branches.
    Oh, Calculus; Oh, Calculus,
    To pass what are my chances?
    Derivatives I cannot take,
    At integrals my fingers shake.
    Oh, Calculus; Oh, Calculus,
    How...

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    Fight the Festive Brain Drain with ConquerMaths.com

    14th December 2012

    Festive brain drain is the sluggish mental state that comes from the laziness and over-indulgence of the Christmas holidays. Being cooped up inside, eating too much and not being intellectually challenged can all make the return to normal life pretty painful. But with ConquerMaths.com on hand it...

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    Tell me I cant and I will show you I can Footballer Glen Johnson and Maths

    14th December 2012

    We have many adult learners using ConquerMaths.com. We have many people who for whatever reason didnt succeed at maths when they were at school so now want the satisfaction of proving they actually can do it - and then discover they actually really enjoy it when given a chance to shine. Glen...

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    Tree-gonometry and the Perfect Christmas

    14th December 2012

    A few years ago Oxfam Unwrapped recruited maths expert Chris Green to analyse Christmas mathematically in order to identify the key factors which make for a perfect Christmas.

    Key 'Happiness Factors'

    • Number of calories consumed on Christmas Day. Devour any more than 7,000 calories...

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    Gift Vouchers Now Available!

    15th November 2012


    Christmas is just around the corner and at ConquerMaths.com we are pleased to announce the launch of our new gift voucher service, just in time for the festive season. Whether you are a parent, a grandparent or a friend, if you know someone who would benefit from improving their maths skills...

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    November Newsletter Funnies.

    15th November 2012

    Simpsons MathemagicianGrade School Confidential (4F09, 4/6/97)        
    Bart:  Hey, Houdini!  Why don't you saw Martin in half?
    Magician:  Oh, I'm not the kind of magician who does tricks.  I'm a mathemagician!
    [Kids groan]
    Magician:  Now, prepare to marvel at the mysteries of the universe, as I make this remainder...

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    How much does a cloud weigh? The future of the post-16 maths curriculum.

    15th November 2012

    A new post-16 maths course is to be developed that will focus on real life thought provoking questions and practical applications of maths.

    The Department for Education has awarded 275,000 to maths charity Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) to fund development of a new post-16 maths...

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    When maths actually hurts... and how to make it stop.

    15th November 2012

    Can the idea of solving a string of equations make your head throb? Does anticipating a maths exam give you a stomach ache? If so, not only are you not alone, but it is not just your imagination what you are feeling is real, from a neurological point of view anyway. A recent study from the US...

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    What type of learner are you? Learning styles and ConquerMaths.com.

    15th November 2012

    It is now generally accepted that different people learn best in different ways. The ConquerMaths.com lessons are designed to be multi-sensory, and to account for different learning styles and accommodate different types of learners.

    Many people have heard about the basic difference between...

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    Access ConquerMaths.com on your Mobile Device

    18th October 2012

    At ConquerMaths.com we are always looking for ways to ensure that as many of our students as possible have access to our program at any time they want. The number of students owning mobile devices with internet access such as iPhones, iPads and Android based phones and tablets is increasing all...

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    Revision Relief for the November GCSE Exam

    18th October 2012

    Good news everyone!

    The November maths exams are hurtling towards us at light speed. If your school has applied for the ConquerMaths.com Fast Track revision sessions you will be ahead of the crowd already and if you use them properly you can be confident that all of the right topics will be...

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    October Maths Funnies

    18th October 2012

    Hello everyone,

    We couldnt resist putting a Halloween joke in this month. Its a slightly obscure one so a bendy ConquerMaths.com calculator and a Multi-coloured ConquerMaths.com pen will be awarded to the first person to email us and correctly explain why it is so very hilarious!
    As always, if...

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    The "Mozart Effect" with ConquerMaths.com.

    18th October 2012

    Many parents will have no doubt encountered the idea that playing classical music to their children will somehow improve their intelligence. Numerous classical music CDs designed to be played to babies to encourage their inner genius have been marketed to parents for the last 20 years, without...

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    Your Baby The Mathematician.

    18th October 2012

    Maths is one of the essential skills that all children need to learn. ConquerMaths.com lessons start at the age of four, but from the moment your child is born they begin to analyse and explore the world, recognizing the shapes of your facial features and expressions, mastering depth perception,...

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    Literacy Planet

    13th September 2012

    This is a very exciting time at the ConquerMaths.com headquarters!

    Over the years we have had many requests for a program that teaches English with the same kind of impressive success rate as ConquerMaths.com. As we take our responsibilities to our students seriously, we were reluctant to...

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    September Maths Funnies

    13th September 2012


    Person 1: What's the integral of 1/cabin with respect to cabin?
    Person 2: A log cabin.
    Person 1: No, a houseboat; you forgot to add the C!
    Thanks to Mehr for sending us this great maths joke! Your bendy calculator and pen will be on the way!

    "Divide fourteen sugar cubes into three cups of coffee so...

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    How to Survive the New School Year

    13th September 2012

    We are now a couple of weeks into the new school year hows everyone doing?
    At ConquerMaths.com, 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...

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    More Mind Blowing Maths Careers

    13th September 2012

    Last month, we looked at some of the really out-there and exciting surprise...

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    Hollywood Maths

    13th September 2012

    For older students, stimulating their interest in maths in the wider world can encourage them to view maths as interesting and relevant to them. There are a surprising number of good films featuring maths, and lets face it, most young people are more likely to be open to watching a film than...

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    Global Speed Skills Games

    8th August 2012

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