Posted in silly questions amnesty.

Got something that’s bugging you about maths? Post it below for a no-names-no-packdrill reply. It doesn’t matter how silly. If you’re worried about a train leaving Manchester at 8am, let me know.

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Posted in reader questions.

Hello, It is good to receive tips and articles from FlyingColoursMaths in email. Well, I have been a learner in maths. You seem to be very well educated in maths and have a lot of good ideas about learning or teaching basic maths. May I ask you a few questions

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Posted in ninja maths.

Some while ago, I covered how to convert degrees into radians (and vice versa) in your head. I missed a trick, though: I didn’t tell you about the exact values, which would probably have been a bit more useful. By definition, a circle — 360º — is 2π radians, which

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Posted in silly questions amnesty.

Got something that’s bugging you about maths? Post it below for and the silly questions amnesty fairies will give you a no-names-no-packdrill reply. It doesn’t matter how silly. If you struggle to get to the end of the 2-4-6-8 chant, let me know.

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Posted in proof, trigonometry.

First up, a horrible confession: I like teaching the higher-lever core maths modules (C3 and C4), because they’re closer to ‘real’ maths than the AS-level ones. One of the things that sets them apart is the introduction of proofs, usually for trigonometry1. And a lot of students struggle with it

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Posted in proof, trigonometry.

First up, a horrible confession: I like teaching the higher-lever core maths modules (C3 and C4), because they’re closer to ‘real’ maths than the AS-level ones. One of the things that sets them apart is the introduction of proofs, usually for trigonometry1. And a lot of students struggle with it

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Posted in proof, trigonometry.

First up, a horrible confession: I like teaching the higher-lever core maths modules (C3 and C4), because they’re closer to ‘real’ maths than the AS-level ones. One of the things that sets them apart is the introduction of proofs, usually for trigonometry1. And a lot of students struggle with trigonometry

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Posted in ninja lives.

If you ever reach the upper echelons of mathematical research, you will get a fair number of letters and emails from cranks wanting you to champion their crackpot schemes. It goes with the territory. Some of them are entertaining, most of them are harmless, misguided buffoons, and some are dangerous

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