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Experts say new A-level will protect pure maths

Experts say new A-level will protect pure maths

Academics are split over the merits of a controversial new maths A-level that focuses on practical application rather than theory.


Doug French 1941 - 2009

Doug French 1941 - 2009

It is with enormous sadness that we have to report the death of Doug French.


STEM Days for Year 9 and Year 10 pupils

STEM Days for Year 9 and Year 10 pupils

The Smallpeice Trust and National Grid have joined forces to give schools the opportunity to sign-up to a FREE Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Days for Year 9 or 10 pupils.


NCETM-sponsored teacher and student awards for STEM - Does maths count?

NCETM-sponsored teacher and student awards for STEM - Does maths count?

As part of the Primary, Secondary and Advanced Leaders Awards, a Special Award is directed towards teachers (information about the student awards can be found on the award webpage).


Perfectly awful formula

Perfectly awful formula

Do you know the perfect phoney formula? Simon Singh needs your help!


Two-for-one maths GCSE ‘doesn’t add up’

Two-for-one maths GCSE ‘doesn’t add up’

THE government has been accused of devaluing GCSEs with proposals to introduce a “two for the price of one” maths qualification.


Sum of Digits of Prime Numbers Is Evenly Distributed

Sum of Digits of Prime Numbers Is Evenly Distributed

On average, there are as many prime numbers for which the sum of decimal digits is even as prime numbers for which it is odd


The mathematics of gambling

The mathematics of gambling

FIVE years ago, Londoner Ashley Revell sold his house, all his possessions and cashed in his life savings. It raised £76,840.