Posted in free-for-all friday.

OK! It's the last Free for all Friday of the academic year! One last chance to ask all of those burning questions that have been on your mind. Well, what can I help you with this week? Just drop me a comment below and I'll do what I can to

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Posted in quotes.

"I'm taking life one day at a time. At least, today I am" - Will McKiver

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Posted in ranting.

I've always been good at exams. From a pretty early age, I was into quiz books and puzzles, and got used to reading the question and getting a good idea of what an answer would look like. I was even good at programming exams: in my first year at St

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Posted in fractions, ninja maths.

The true mathematical ninja gets immense satisfaction from one thing above all others: showing off. And so, when you can eyeball a messy fraction and say 'that's about...' and get it right to two decimal places or so... well, you earn the baffled respect of everyone around you, and gain

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Posted in free-for-all friday.

It's midsummer, which of course means the start of summer. Happy solstice, if you're so inclined. Well, what can I help you with this week? Just drop me a comment below and I'll do what I can to answer it.

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Posted in ranting.

-or- If we're going to teach a dead language, let's make it BASIC. If there's one complaint industry leaders have about modern school leavers, it's that there are just too few of them who speak Latin and Greek well. There is widespread concern about the UK slipping down the international

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Posted in binomial, core 2, ninja maths, probability.

You've seen Pascal's triangle before: 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 3 1 1 4 6 4 1 1 5 10 10 5 1 You get the number in each row by adding its two 'parents' - for instance, each 10 in the row that starts with 1

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Posted in free-for-all friday.

Ooops! Almost forgot about this week. Well, what can I help you with this week? Just drop me a comment below and I'll do what I can to answer it.

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