[caption id=”attachment_5” align=”alignright” width=”225” caption=”A mathematician with nothing to prove.”]Colin on a bridge[/caption] You know what mathematicians are like, right? Geeky guys in glasses who mutter at their feet instead of talking to you… except when there’s a maths problem about, in which case they become super-animated and leap around, jabbering away in something that sounds a bit like English, in places.

Well, yes. Not all of us wear glasses (sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t). And some of us make a conscious effort to talk normally about maths, trying to turn it from a difficult, terse and abstract subject into the useful, beautiful language we love.

I’m Colin from Flying Colours Maths - I used to be a rocket scientist (I worked in the US on a NASA project, where I learned that rocket science is really firework science with a nicer office) but now tutor maths on the Dorset coast. My Great Big Geeky Goal is to help everyone who wants to, succeed at maths.

In the Joy of Sec(x), we’ll be looking at the various topics of A-level maths - breaking it down into smaller bits, showing what it can be used for, coming up with ways to remember the tough stuff. It’s all about trying to make it interesting, relevant, and easy. Fun? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

If you have any questions, anything you’re desperate to see covered, any mistakes in the articles, any homework questions where you’ve gone wrong and you can’t see why - just drop me an e-mail at colin@flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk and I’ll try to answer personally and write something relevant about it.