Author Archives: A Maths Teacher

Covid 19 stats, part 2

Data can tell us many things, but we need to understand what data we are looking at, and what the data is showing us. As the Covid crisis has continued, there has been debate and discussion about how many deaths are due to the disease. The government, daily, discloses the number who have died inĀ hospitalĀ from […]

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Covid 19 Stats

The unfolding tragedy that is Covid 19 is being fought on many fronts, and data, statistics and mathematics are playing a strong supporting role, by helping to inform what is happening and allow the scientists and politicians make decisions and review the outcome of the policies that have enacted. Much data is being made publically […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This cartoon is good. Very Good. (FWIW, I definitely identify as a Pythagorean rather than a Trigonometric) It came from “The Saturday Paper”, an online Australian newspaper. Here is a link to the original cartoon, and the paper. And now we contrast it with something that is both bad and ugly. It is perhaps no […]

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VAR for the classroom

We live in strange times, very strange times. Due to the Corvid 19 pandemic, on Friday all schools shut. The writing was on the wall from the start of the week and I began to “upskill” myself rather rapidly, to enable me to continue to teach remotely. I am lucky – I teach in a […]

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A large boulder …

In this post I wrote about using unconventional units of measurement, such as using football pitches or Wales to measure area, or Double Decker Buses for height & volume, the blue whale for mass etc. But, crucially, I omitted a vital measure of volume: the small boulder. In, perhaps, the best tweet of the day, […]

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