Let’s Make Numeracy Count

May 19, 2021

We all know how important reading is for our children. From a very early age, if not from their birth, many of us are reading to our little ones daily. I think back to these early reading days with great fondness and even though my son now prefers to read on his own, we still…

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What is your favourite number?

March 22, 2021

“Oh, I’d never really thought about it”  “What a strange question”                                          “I don’t have one” “They are all the same really”                             …

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“Mathematics is the music of reason.”  James Joseph Sylvester

February 8, 2021

Ask a random sample of say 10 people to work out the value of one quarter added to one third and I wager that you will find at least one who will give you the answer two sevenths. I know this to be true, because, throughout my almost 20 years as a maths teacher, I…

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“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Einstein

September 16, 2020

For many years, I have been fortunate to spend my working life doing what I love. From a very early age, number, and a few years later, mathematics have been a constant joy in my life. It can be hard to explain to others at times that, in our house, we delight in grappling with…

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