May 2017 Puzzler

27th May 2017

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The New GCSE Exams And Grading System Explained

18th May 2017


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There have been some massive changes in the UK curriculum in the last couple of years and we are now seeing the first exams to demonstrate these changes.

GCSE maths has seen significant changes and these can be confusing even for those working in the education sector!...

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Brain-teasing Riddles May 2017

16th May 2017

Our riddles for you this month are a bit more wordy but no more or less challenging! We hope you enjoy them and that they are a welcome distraction from studying for those of our students who are currently sitting their exams. Do share with your friends and families - can you solve them all...

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William The Maths Bear's 'Paws For Thought' May 2017

10th May 2017

 
Hello Tiny Humans!

I hope everyone is feeling confident about their GCSE maths exams. It’s completely normal to feel nervous but if you have kept up your revision with ConquerMaths then you should be fine. I would give you all a bear hug if I could! Not that I think you’ll need it.

To...

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Alternative Exam Stress Busting Techniques And Mindfulness

27th April 2017



As exam season looms ahead, we thought we’d arm our students with some alternative revision and stress busting techniques, including advice on basic mindfulness techniques in order to combat the stress many young people will experience in the next couple of months.

Obviously our first...

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May Funnies 2017

24th April 2017

Hello there! We have some excellent and hilarious maths themed funnies for you this month, from retail fails to painfully true graphs and even a Star Wars joke.... we hope you enjoy them, and don't forget to share them with your friends and family.

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When Is The Best Time Of Day To Study Maths?

24th April 2017

Many of us identify ourselves as either a morning person or a night owl because we become aware through experience that we perform certain tasks better at certain times during the day.

However, the human brain has certain diurnal patterns which we are largely unaware of and which still...

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ConquerMaths At The Education Show 2017

31st March 2017



With William the Maths Bear in tow, and with shiny new maths themed badges to give away the ConquerMaths team headed to the NEC in Birmingham last month for one of the biggest education shows in the country. With a smart stand and an eager team we spent 3 days meeting educators, head...

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Yasha Asley - The 14 Year Old Boy Genius Tutoring University Students

31st March 2017



A child prodigy has been hired by the University of Leicester to teach mathematics to their adult students – at the age of only 14.

Yasha Asley beat adult applicants to the role with the university when he was just 13 and he was so young that admin staff had to make a special application...

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Trump Bans Irrational Numbers in Latest Executive Order

30th March 2017

Photo: Evan VucciPresident Trump shows his working to the world, flanked by his minions.

In his 314th Executive Order US President Donald Trump yesterday angered almost everyone on Earth again by signing...

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William The Maths Bear's 'Paws For Thought' April 2017

29th March 2017



Hello Tiny Humans!

It fascinates us how many mysteries that mathematics can be instrumental in solving, it seems the possibilities truly are infinite.



Did you know that researchers in the Netherlands have now applied maths to discover how pedestrians in large crowds can walk around...

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Fiendish Maths Riddles April 2017

27th March 2017

We hope you enjoy these mathematically themed riddles, share them with your friends and family to make yourself look like a real brainbox!

How can you make the following true by changing a single line? 5+5+5=550

Add a line to make the first + a 4 545+5=550

 

When was the last...

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April Funnies 2017

26th March 2017

The mood in ConquerMaths headquarters is cheerful, as we are enjoying the advent of spring in the UK after a long, cold winter! We hope this month's mathematically themed funnies bring a little sunshine to everyone's day!

















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Movie Review - Hidden Figures - An Important Film

25th February 2017

Movie reviewed by our very own Claudia Constable:

Hidden figures is an important film. It tells the true story of the remarkable women who overcame the racist and sexist prejudices of the time to be instrumental in some of the greatest scientific achievements of the 20th century,...

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Maths Funnies February 2017

15th February 2017

Another collection of brilliant mathematical nuggets of humour for you this month. We hope you enjoy them, and share them with your family and friends. You'll look ever so clever! 













 

 

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