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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Tell me I can’t 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 didn’t 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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