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Best Use of Maths award, 2019

Throughout 2019, maths has been used in a multitude of manners, and the world in which we live would be very different without the application of mathematics. But one use of the subject stands out above all others, and is worthy of a “Best Use of Maths 2019” award. The comedian – and now mathematical […]

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11 12 13

Wednesday 11th December 2013 – 11 12 13, a very special day! It can, of course, be written as: n + 10 but it looks so much better as 11 12 13. And, at ten past nine, it’ll be 9:10 11 12 13 You won’t get another day like this for some time – the […]

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Pythagoras Day

Thursday 5th December 2013 – 5 12 13 – is a Pythagoras Day. A Pythagorean triple is a set of 3 integers (whole numbers) a, b & c such that: a2 + b2 = c2 Pythagorean triples can be used to create right angled triangles, like the one above.  You can’t just use any three […]

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Doctors and nurse make a difference – on a daily basis they change lives. Policemen and women, Firefighters – they keep us safe and secure. Not all professions can claim that, not all jobs make the world in which we live a better place. Teaching? Its easy to forget, but teachers open doors and let […]

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