Author Archives: A Maths Teacher

My favourite curve

So what is your favourite curve (do you even have a favourite curve? You should!) A contender would be the Normal Distribution curve, above, which encompasses so much of the natural and statistical world. Or perhaps the more humble straight line: y = mx + c gets your vote To simple? Well the quadratic curve […]

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Searching for the Solskjaer bounce

I’ve spent much of the last week helping students with “Hypothesis Testing” as they prepare for their A level exams in the next few months. Fed up of wading through connived examples, and upon stumbling across perhaps the best headline I’ve read in sometime (“Man United regress to the mean after Solskjaer bounce“) I thought […]

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What chance Brexit?

  What chance Brexit? As the deadline date of March 29th looms ever closer, are we any closer to finding out what will happen? On his blog┬áJon Worth has produced an excellent flow chart where can follow all the possible twists and turns before ending at one of five possible outcomes. In addition to suggesting […]

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An ‘L’ of a chance

If you look at the Premier League table this evening you will see that Liverpool sit proudly atop the football pyramid. No great surprise there, you may think. But then see who tops the Championship tonight: Leeds United. League One? Luton Town, and League Two? Yes, you’ve guessed it, Lincoln City. So all four of […]

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Six Nations Stats

Back in the summer, we were all struck with World Cup fever and, in this post, I shared some stats and charts looking at the heights of players in the tournament. In a few days time the Six Nations rugby tournament kicks off for another year, so I thought it appropriate to have a look […]

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