Scary October Funnies 2016

21st September 2016

Happy October everyone! For a Halloween treat we dug around to find some of the best mathematically themed costumes for you to enjoy, and a few of your usual giggles too. Enjoy!

Classic - Calculator

Baby Calculator!

Cow Pi - eww, gross. 

Haunted Homework - Argh!


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Maths Riddles October 2016

21st September 2016

Some more maths riddles for you to enjoy this autumn, we hope you enjoy them - do try them on your friends and family!

Q: In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for...

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'Computer In A Skirt' - The Woman Who Mapped Our Path To The Stars

20th September 2016

We are often surprised by how many important stories are forgotten, or are never even told. Everyone has a story of course, and not everyone can share it with the world. But often people’s individual stories become interwoven with the greater narratives of history, their lives...

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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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