What is so sexy about Maths? Cedric Villani says that Maths allows us to go beyond our intuition to uncover their mysteries. In the TED video Cedricspeaks to the thrill of discovery and details the sometimes crazy life of a…

What is so sexy about Maths? Cedric Villani says that Maths allows us to go beyond our intuition to uncover their mysteries. In the TED video Cedricspeaks to the thrill of discovery and details the sometimes crazy life of a…

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Take a look inside the mind of a procrastinator later on! This is a thought provoking TED video by Tim Urban who knows that procrastination does not make sense, but he has never been able to shake off his bad…

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Hidden words in picture puzzle Now these hidden word puzzles have been a massive hit on the web and people have enjoyed finding the missing words in these pictures and sharing them on their social networks. Therefore, why not share…

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#teammagicalmaths @AlisonHogben – Teacher at Springhead Primary Lego Math in the classroom. Did you know that you can use Lego to teach Maths? Recently I have become very interested in conceptual variation – different representations of the same concept. It has become…

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When calculators get it terribly wrong! Can you explain this? This is definitely an example of when calculators get it very wrong and would make a great starter for discussion and debate in any Maths lesson. It appears that one…

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1296 and Yahtzee in the classroom This is another great video from numberphille which doubles up as a great experiment that you can try in your Maths class when you are covering probability. This great class activity would be a…

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tessmaths A Vedic multiplication method For some students the column method for long multiplication is enough for them to master. This equips them with a skill to use and apply in ever increasing magnitude even up to multiplying by eleventy…

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The story of bottled water – a manufactured demand! The video below makes an engaging starter, assembly theme, or form discussion about the how we have been manipulated to desire bottled water over the conventional supply of tap water. A…

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The solution to the Albert, Bernard and Cheryl’s Birthday Maths Problem Comments are FREE, please leave one below. If you have not seen it, then the overnight internet viral Maths problem goes something like this; Albert and Bernard just became…

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