Golden Stats And The Oscars

8th March 2018

One of the things we love about maths and statistics is how they can be used to explore and predict almost anything. From medical models on cancer treatments to Christmas toy trends, marketing trends to sweetie flavours, you name it and in theory you can predict it. Of course, these models...

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Recent Feedback 2017/2018

8th March 2018

We thought we'd once again feature some of the feedback that we have been proud to receive in recent months and over Christmas – it has been a while! Thank you to all our members for taking the time to let us know just how ConquerMaths is working for you.

STAR COMMENT:

“Wow.. I am so...

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When Good Initiatives Go Wrong

28th February 2018

We don’t think anyone would dispute that we need more women in STEM – and particularly in the field of mathematics. Traditionally seen as a more masculine discipline, maths suffers from a lack of female graduates as well as prominent figures at the professional levels and there are many...

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March Funnies 2018

26th February 2018

Some more maths and school related fails and funnies for you to enjoy as winter finally draws to a close! We hope you enjoy them as much as we did... Don't forget to share with your friends, students and family! #CMFunnies

 

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William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought March 2018

26th February 2018

Hello Tiny Humans!

I love hearing about people utilising their maths degrees in so called unusual careers, such as the former star American footballer John Urschel. Urschel not only holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from Penn State University but is also a published...

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Is The 'Nicky Morgan Defence' Acceptable? Politicians And Maths

22nd February 2018

Quick question: Do you expect your UK politicians – the people who run the country - to know their times tables? Or any basic primary level maths for that matter? You think you’d be entitled to, but it turns out when it comes to politics and the media the answer is that apparently, it is not...

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ConquerMaths Has Won A BETT Award!

30th January 2018

We are very proud to announce that ConquerMaths has won a BETT Award (British Educational Training and Technology Award)! Having been selected as finalists consistently every year since 2013 we are delighted to have been named the clear winners in the category ‘Best Education Support...

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Maths and Language - Aliens, Belgium and Coloured Numbers

25th January 2018

We tend to think of maths as a pure, universally understood language. Numbers and quantities, functions and symbols essentially mean the same thing no matter what the language being used to process them. Indeed many scientists have suggested that the best way for us to communicate with any...

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The Damaging Myth Of Blue Monday

18th January 2018

So you survived Christmas and now you’ve got through January. Like many people you probably dreaded one day in particular – the now infamous Blue Monday, which is meant to fall on the third Monday of January and is apparently the most ‘depressing day of the year’. This year it fell on the...

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The Perils Of Budget Airlines

4th January 2018

With the winter dragging on, many of us may be already planning a holiday in the sun somewhere, but after the Christmas period we all have to tighten our belts a little, so we look to the budget airlines. We all know that using budget airlines can be a risky and frustrating business. They...

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Winter Funnies 2018

18th December 2017

We hope everyone enjoyed the festive season and are settling into the new school year! Here are some maths themed funnies that we think are better than anything you may have found in a cracker! Let us brighten up your January...

Q: What do you call a number that can’t keep still?
A: A...

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William The Maths Bear's Paws For Thought Winter 2018

3rd December 2017

Hello Tiny Humans! 

Yes, it's true, we have won a BETT Award! You are now looking at the bear ambassador for the winner of the 'Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning' 2018! We are delighted and proud to be among such a prestigious group of winners, past and present....

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The Sad Passing Of Maryam Mirzakhani - The World's First Female Field's Medal Winner

15th November 2017

We are sure many of you will have heard of the untimely passing in July of the brilliant mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and currently only woman to have ever won the prestigious Fields Medal (equivalent to the Nobel prize in mathematics.)

Iranian born Mirzakhani was a...

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ConquerMaths.com Are BETT Awards Finalists Yet Again

15th November 2017

We are proud to announce that ConquerMaths.com has fought off stiff competition to be short-listed for the sixth year running as a finalist in the prestigious BETT educational awards, under the category of ‘Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning’.

It is an honour to...

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Think You're Done With Maths At Uni? Think Again...

9th November 2017

Congratulations! You've made it through 13 years of schooling, and you are finally at University! Your course is going well so far, and you're settling in. ConquerMaths helped you gain the marks you needed, and perhaps you have chosen a fairly 'non-mathematical' course. You may think that...

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