Monthly Archives: February 2014

Six Nations Rugby

The Six Nations Rugby – my sporting highlight of the year. Each year, the six nations – England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy – play each other once in a round robin Rugby Union Championship.  The rivalry, as it so often is amongst neighbours, is intense, the rugby passionate and the outcome is never […]

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The Mathematics of Love!

(x2 + ½y2-1)3 = x2y3 The Mathematics of Love! Plot that equation, and this is what you get: Wishing you all a Happy, Mathematical, Valentine’s Day. I made my graph using the online graphing calculator Desmos You can go directly to my version of the love heart here Related posts: Ferris Wheels, Bumper Cars and […]

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Ferris Wheels, Bumper Cars and Cannonman!

In December I wrote about 7 Great Resources for Maths teachers and parents and one of my top seven was the Desmos online graphical calculator, a great resource for plotting graphs and functions. They’ve now added to their stable of offerings and I’ve recently used their new “Function Carnival” app, and I have to say, […]

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The Poetry of Parallel Lines

I stumbled across this the other day and I found it rather poetic, in a melancholic sort of way. I can’t help but imagine the unrequited love between two parallel lines, destined never to meet. Or the brief moment of passion as two lines meet before moving further apart throughout all eternity. It must be […]

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