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Exams are cancelled but achieving your goals isn't - How to stay motivated without the incentive of exams.

So, we've all heard the news, GCSE and A-Level exams in the UK are cancelled. Exams have always been an incentive to work hard, revise and do our best at school. But without the looming date of exams coming up, how do we make sure we still stay on target and push forwards to achieve our goals?...

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Back to School, January 2021: The learnings so far and how we can be prepared

The return to school in January will be very different from other years. Schools will still be managing the additional complexity of blended learning and supporting students who need to self-isolate. But, one thing we know for sure is that we’ve learnt an enormous amount and we’re armed with some useful tools to take with us into the new year...

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Finding the Maths in Christmas - All the way from decorations to gift wrapping

We get it, how could we possibly link Maths to Christmas? It seems pretty tenuous, right? When you think of Christmas, Maths probably doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But, you may be surprised to learn the few hidden ways that Maths can help us out. If we use Maths to our advantage, it can make other aspects of our lives more seamless - like Christmas...

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Lockdown 3.0: How Teachers are Overcoming Technology Issues This Time Round

Sometimes in life, we get thrown curveballs that we can't control. And, it's safe to say, this year we've been given our fair share of challenges to tackle. Teachers, in particular, have had to adapt to some significant changes, very quickly, including blended learning, technological hurdles and more. But every problem has its solution, and if there isn't one solution to the issue, then there will be things we can do to make life a bit easier...

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Learning in Lockdown: How Using the Same Calculator Model Helps Teachers AND Students

Life isn't straightforward at the moment. With everything going on, our usual schedules are out of sync, and many parts of our day-to-day lives are more complex. While we can't control everything happening in the world, we can take small steps to reduce some complexity...

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Mathematicians who changed the world series: Johann Gauss

Johann Gauss, a German mathematician, is often referred to as one of the most prolific mathematicians in history. It’s often joked that Gauss was so committed to his Mathematics that even when his wife was on her deathbed, he was so determined to complete his Maths problem, he responded to the calls with “tell her to hold on a minute”...

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Mathematicians who changed the world series: Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician who famously calculated the flight-paths of spacecraft while working for NASA. Johnson achieved extraordinary things with her incredible mathematical knowledge. Defying the odds that stacked against her...

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Mathematicians who changed the world series: Florence Nightingale

You may be wondering what Florence Nightingale contributed to the world of Maths. She’s most well known for her nursing career, right? This may be true, but what most people don’t know is that Florence also made significant contributions to the field of Mathematics throughout her selfless life and career in nursing. Believe it or not, Florence’s mathematical talents were, in fact, what helped her to transform the practice of nursing!...

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