Mathematical headaches? Problem solved!
Hi, I'm Colin, and I'm here to help you make sense of maths
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Colin is a Weymouth maths tutor, author of several Maths For Dummies books and A-level maths guides. He started Flying Colours Maths in 2008.
He lives with an espresso pot and nothing to prove.
RT @icecolbeveridge: [FCM] Wrong, but Useful: Episode 9: http://t.co/yepTYN545V
Hey guys, great episode as ever. A couple of things though:
I think dave was talking about this method for dividing polynomials http://www.mathrecreation.com/2009/03/dividing-polynomials-grid-method.html?m=1 rather than Colin’s equating coefficients method. (if you add inspection there is the four I’m familiar with! I can never decide if I prefer equating or lon, I normally teach both and let them choose!)
Re the multiplication post, I wondered after if familiarity with the numbers had speeded me up! Perhaps I will repeat it! I should also clarify that I also see no use in the parallel lines method, but find it a bit if fun!
Also, I didn’t do the train problem until after recording, and my solution was simila. To Colin’s, although I didn’t clone Dave…
Congrats on the birth of young William!
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I teach in my home in Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth.
It's a 15-minute walk from Weymouth station, and it's on bus routes 3, 8 and X53. On-road parking is available nearby.
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