Category Archives: Handling Data

Holy Venn Diagram

Possibly the best Venn Diagram, ever. Two words – absolute genius. Witty, visually appealing but, most importantly, mathematically correct. Sets and Venn Diagrams have been on the IGCSE syllabus for some time, and made it onto the new GCSE syllabus, so we’ve all got to teach them. Project this image onto your whiteboard, sit back […]

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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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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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Ranking the rankings

And so, with a moth invasion rather than a pitch invasion, the Euro 16 competition has come to an end, with Portugal claiming the crown of champions with an extra time winner. Not many predicted them as tournament winners, but then that is one of the beauties of the beautiful game, its unpredictability: “Favourites win […]

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