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Worked example - solar power - yes or no?

In 2008, total worldwide energy consumption was at a rate of 1.504×1013 W. So would it be...
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A random walk

Ever wondered why we study probability theory and all that stuff about normal distributions? ...
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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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Birthdays and Probability

I’ve always enjoyed the ability of maths to show us something about the world that just seems...

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  • Magical Maths

    Jeremy Loynes A-level Maths Tutor (Guildford) Picture Maths can be many things depending on how we use it.  Sometimes it can just be our servant, our slave – providing simple calculations to answer such routine questions as ‘Have I got enough money in my bank account to last to the next pay day?’ or ‘How long will it take us to drive to...
  • Maths gets everywhere! Editor's Pick

    Jeremy Loynes A-level Maths Tutor (Guildford) Picture These days, in the pressure of chasing university places and prestigious careers with top employers, it's tempting to view Maths purely as a means to an end; just a way of passing that crucial exam and jumping through the necessary hoops to fame and fortune. In my view however,...
  • The Man in the Mirror

    Gordon Robb A-level Maths Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture It is all too easy to go through life letting yourself be bent in the wind, blown about at the whim of others and altogether taking the easy option, resisting change and being happy to enjoy the status quo. Personally, I haven’t been like that. Well, I am for long periods of time but then...


  • How to prepare for A-Level exams

    Angel Liu A-level Maths Tutor (North West London) Picture We all know that A-Levels are important to get into a good university. But how are students going to prepare for their A-Levels exams? Here are a few tips. Tips No.1: Make sure you understand the key concepts thoroughly.If you can't explain it to someone else, you might have to read through it...
  • 10,000 Hours Editor's Pick

    Peter Rutherford A-level Maths Tutor (Preston) Picture I’m not a great believer in talent so it always puts my back up when I hear something like: "Considering they’re only in Set 2 and not natural mathematicians, they’ve done quite well." "What's a natural mathematician?" I reply, and am usually told that it's someone who "gets" everything first...
  • Effective Online Tuition

    Dr Massoud Hajsadr A-level Maths Tutor (Sunderland) Picture Learner differentiation in accordance to their abilities in my view is the most crucial issue for effective teaching and learning and hence in my first online session I assess my students' knowledge and skill baseline. In doing so I consider two main issues: 1- Student's academic baseline (i.e....