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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