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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