Author Archives: A Maths Teacher

Saints or Sinners?

The football may be over, but the fun never stops! There is plenty of data on the recent Russia 2018 World Cup to be found on the Official Fifa site Using their statistics, I have compared the number of fouls committed versus the number of fouls suffered and plotted the scatter graph above. ¬†Fouls committed […]

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Anyone for tennis?

And so the sun sets on another Wimbledon tournament, one that will be remembered in part for the two losing singles finalists. Serena Williams was the runner up in the ladies final, ten months after giving birth, and Kevin Anderson lost in the men’s final to Novak Djokovic, two days after playing the second-longest match […]

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Oh, what a night

or why football remains the most popular and exciting sport Oh, what a night. It had drama, heroes and villains, and, for once, the tears shed at the end of game were tears of joy. On a night of pure theatre, England beat Colombia in a penalty shoot out to proceed to the quarter finals […]

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Its all getting quite exciting

Russia 2018 – its turning out to be a vintage World Cup. We’ve had shocks, upset and – at the time of writing – England are still in it (with a supposedly “easy” route to the final. Half of me dares to hope, the other half fears we will be dumped out tomorrow night by […]

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The confessions of a maths teacher – how I slept my way to success

The confessions of a maths teacher – how I slept my way to success. It may just be that all our work scrutiny, all that triple marking, all that group work and all those verbal feedback stamps have, at best, merely been tinkering around the edges, covering over the cracks, re-arranging deck chairs on the […]

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