Author Archives: A Maths Teacher

One in Eight (thousand)

A warm Sunday morning in May. I’m up (too) early and heading off to my local football ground. Its cup-final day for the local youth leagues and I shall be officiating in a couple of games, first as an assistant referee, then I shall swap with the man in the middle who will be my […]

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Let the numbers do the talking

Lawro – Mark Lawrenson – former player, football pundit and expert took a bit of a battering today, with a website castigating his weekly predictions of upcoming football fixtures: The table based on Mark Lawrenson’s predictions is actually ridiculous Reading the article, it goes on to rubbish Mr Lawrenson’s weekley predictions for Premier League fixtures. […]

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When Refereeing and Maths Collide

Regular followers of my blog know that I like my sport and some of you are aware that I am a qualified football referee and regularly ply my (alternate) trade as the “man in black.” With my referee’s hat on, I am an active member of a forum that discusses the finer points of the […]

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The Magic Washing Machine

2016 will be remembered for many things, Brexit, the election of Trump, a surfeit of celebrity deaths, but it was last week, 7th February 2017, that a true giant passed away, although you might have missed the news of his passing. Hans Rosling was a statistician, an educator, a communicator. He used facts to explain […]

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Large Data Sets

Large data sets – not the most inspiring of titles, but one which we teachers of A Level maths will become increasingly familiar over the next few weeks and months. A Level maths is changing, but two plus two remains four, most of the content that is in the current A Level syllabus is in […]

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