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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