Maths Doctor Latest Blogs

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Head teacher's letter causes controversy

A recent letter from the head-teacher of Barrowford Primary School in Nelson has caught the attention of thousands of parents across social media. ...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Friday 18 July 2014

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Gove steps down as Education Secretary

A major cabinet reshuffle has resulted in dramatic role changes for key members of parliament. One of the most controversial education sectaries in recent...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Tuesday 15 July 2014

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Can you answer the maths problem that George Osborne wouldn't?

A 7-year-old school child recently stumped George Osborne when he asked him for the answer to what is considered to be the most difficult multiplication...(read more)

Posted by Hannah McDowell on Friday 11 July 2014

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"I'm not a maths person": a false claim?

The claim: “I’m not a maths person” professed by many students (and adults alike), has been dispelled by new scientific research as a myth. New research...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Wednesday 09 July 2014

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Shanghai teachers to initiate UK 'Maths Hubs'

According to a survey by the numeracy campaign, around a third of adults think their mathematical ability holds them back in life, while an economic analysis...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Tuesday 08 July 2014

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The 10 Best Universities to study Maths

When choosing where to study mathematics, it is worthwhile scrutinising the reputation of renowned universities. By analysing the following University...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Thursday 26 June 2014

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Supporting maths teachers in encouraging children to share a passion for maths

With the Internet making our lives easier than ever, are we losing basic numeracy skills? Linda Galligan, associate professor at the University of Southern...(read more)

Posted by Hannah McDowell on Tuesday 24 June 2014

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5 ways to help your child with their maths homework

The time comes for all of us when we have to say to our child: “Sorry, I can’t help you with your maths homework because I don’t understand it myself.”...(read more)

Posted by Hannah McDowell on Monday 23 June 2014

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Maths and the World Cup: Improving England’s chances of success

New research reveals that mathematical ability is key on the football pitch. So if England’s chances of beating Uruguay are to be improved, the players...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Tuesday 17 June 2014

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Friday Fun - Maths Search

Got a few minutes spare this Friday? Why don't you have a go at our word search. Somewhere in our puzzle there are 18 Maths related words. How many can...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Friday 06 June 2014