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Famous Maths Lovers

Famous Maths Lovers

  There is a popular misconception that maths is hard and uncool. A recent study by Southampton University revealed that primary school pupils accepted the very unflattering stereotype of mathematicians as fusty, bespectacled, old men.  Researchers studying the poor uptake of STEM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, particularly amongst girls, suggest that a lack [...]

Maths in Nature

Maths in Nature

  Some children find it difficult to get the point of mathematics, finding it difficult to grasp its relevance outside of the classroom. But maths is all around us. We just need to develop maths eyes. http://www.haveyougotmathseyes.com is an amazing site full of resources, posters and activities intended to open our eyes to the maths [...]

Crafts with Maths

Crafts with Maths

  This was going to be a post about maths in nature, intended to get you out and about counting seed heads and picking up feathers but as we are having a bit of a wet spring we thought we would stay indoors and have a look at crafting. Children love making things and getting [...]

Top Ten Counting Songs

Top Ten Counting Songs

  Can you remember the first songs and rhymes you ever learned? ‘Round and Round the Garden Like a Teddy Bear’, ‘One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’, ‘There Were Ten in the Bed’. Their repetition and finger play make them hard to forget. It is surprising how many of our childhood favourites involved counting and numbers [...]

Revision Club

Revision Club

  The low cost way to maths success   Revision Club is the new name for Perfect Practice, which we’ve now made even better with video lessons from Carol Vorderman. Packed with clear step-by-step worked examples, video lessons, great games and loads of practice questions, Revision Club is superb value at just £6.99. Each Revision Club package is [...]

Is it ever too early to teach your child maths?

Is it ever too early to start teaching maths?

  Are you picturing a tiny child, hunched over a little desk, struggling to write out his multiplication tables? If that’s the kind of maths we are talking about, then yes, any time is too early. Postpone the desk-bound rote indefinitely, but don’t postpone the maths. In fact, the maths can begin before a baby [...]

Why you need maths for a career in the creative industries

Why you need maths for a career in the creative industries

Everyone knows that a good knowledge of mathematics is needed for a career in science or engineering but you might be surprised to learn that it is essential for a range of jobs in the creative industries too. We recently met a group of media students who were having to retake maths in order to [...]

Boost your maths grade from a d to a c

New! GCSE Maths D to C Booster

Whether you have a child at school about to take Maths GCSE for the first time, retaking Maths GCSE to get the grade they need or you’re an adult learner wanting to get a qualification you didn’t get at school, I want to help give you or your child the best opportunity to get that [...]