Monthly Archives: January 2016

9th Jan 2016 – A Rotational Date

9th Jan 2016 – 9 1 16 – it’s not a palindromic date, but it is a rotational date: it has an order of rotational symmetry of 2.  That means if you rotate it about its centre it looks exactly the same when rotated through 1800 (You have to pick the right font, of course. […]

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Times Tables, part 2

And so it rumbles on, the great times tables debate: should pupils be expected to know – by heart – their times tables to twelve by the end of Year Six? Christine Blower, the leader of the NUT, has waded in to the argument, suggesting that tables don’t need to be known of pat as […]

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I ate and I ate …

The Government has announced that it expects all children to be able to recall their times tables – up to and including 12 x 12 – by the time they reach age 11 and leave Primary School. Quite right too. They should know them before age 11, but it makes sense to test them at […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope 25 x 32 x 7, or 2016 as it prefers to be known, is a good year for you. 2016 is 11111100000 in binary and 7e0 in hexadecimal, which is this shade of blue. Happy New Year. Related posts: Happy New Year! Happy 11111011111 2013! 9th Jan 2016 – A […]

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