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 month’s 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 can’t 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 Hodgkin’s 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: What’s purple, round, and doesn’t 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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