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.
We need some stuff for the garden that's only sold by the catalogue shop one day a week so I have to make a pilgrim… twitter.com/i/web/status/12650…
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Should have gone to Necksavers.
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Today’s puzzle came to me via @Sheena2907. The answers are lovely, but I don’t see a neater way to get them. twitter.com/icecolbeveridge/st…
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There has to be an Oxford comma joke in there. “… Tim Harford speaking about world-changing innovations, Tori Amos… twitter.com/i/web/status/12648…
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A puzzle from Sheena www.flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk/a…
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