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A Problem Halved: the Trouble with Fractions

We see fractions all around us in everyday life: “Add a quarter of a litre...” or “One tenth of...
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Limits in Maths: What are they?

What is a limit? When a person reaches his or her limit then they can say all I can do is this...
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How to get through your Maths exam

Here are some of my top tips on how to get through your Maths exam... As you revise and find...
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The Beveridge-Longcope Equation

... or, how to have an equation named after you. It started as a joke borne of laziness. A...

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  • Mathematics is necessary for life

    Nato A-level Maths Tutor (West London) Picture Mathematics is a wonderful subject that is needed by all individuals in their lives. Without necessarily realising it, we all need and use mathematics every single day. It can save everyone both time and money, from bills and shopping to percentages and estimation. Therefore becoming confident...
  • What’s different about the new Mathematics GCSE? Editor's Pick

    Paul McGrath A-level Maths Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Introduction The intention of this article (written in May 2015) is to provide parents and students with a guide to the changes to the new mathematics GCSE which will be taught for the first time in September 2015 (beginning of year 10).  The first examination will be May/June 2017.  The...
  • Cognitive development in children's brains.

    Andre Duvenage A-level Maths Tutor (East London) Picture The extent to which structural changes influence children’s cognitive ability will be examined by looking at the key concepts of brain development. Many physiological processes take place during early brain development and these will be discussed as they provide vital insights into how...


  • Battling Exam Stress

    Edwina Yeo A-level Maths Tutor (North West London) Picture Summer exams always seem to bring with them a permanent state of stress and a bubble of worries and anxiety that seems to be impossible to burst. However there are ways to may this period bearable. Firstly make a plan, and make sure it’s realistic. Being organised definitely reduces stress as...
  • Are wordwalls useful in mathematics teaching?

    Peter Nicholson A-level Maths Tutor (Huddersfield) Picture My first impressions. as a secondary trained mathematics teacher, is that Wordwalls are more appropriate for use in the primary classroom.  After picking a template, the teacher then enters appropriate content and finally chooses a game. I will, without apology, home in on integral calculus...
  • Multiplication and division

    Mr. Saeed A-level Maths Tutor (West London) Picture WRITTEN  MULTIPLICATION     25 X 45 (GRID METHOD) Each number is divided into 'tens' and 'units' and then set out in a grid as shown below:                                       _X_| _20 |   5  |                                              40 |...