12 Days of Christmas: Day 5 – Christmas Market Simultaneous Equations

On Boxing Day, I went with my family to the Nottingham Winter Wonderland. While in the Alpine style bar I bought 2 mulled wines, a hot spiced apple juice, 1 fully loaded raclette fries (shown in the picture above) and one ham and mushroom pizza. The total cost of these was ¬£27.50. In a slightly […]

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4 – Integration by Substitution

Integration is a tricky topic to teach at A-Level (and beyond really) as so much comes down to experience. You only get good at Integration by doing lots of integrals and building up experience of ¬†different techniques. Integration by substitution is very powerful but deciding on a substitution can be tricky and is often something […]

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3 – Fortran 2018

Those of you who know me well know that I am quite a fan of programming and due to my background the languages I am most expert in are probably Fortran and Matlab. Excitingly a new standard – Fortran 2018 – was approved and published on the 28th November. If you so wish you can […]

12 Days of Christmas: Day 2 – Mary Somerville

I first heard of Mary Somerville When I visited my sister who was studying at Somerville College in Oxford – the formerly girls college named after Mary Somerville. Mary Somerville was a Scottish mathematician and communicator of science born on the 26th December 1780 – 238 years ago! Like most females of the time she […]

12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Merry Christmas to everyone reading this! I hope you have had a fantastic day whatever you have been doing. In an effort to kick-start myself into blogging more I am aiming to post a blog post for each of the 12 days of Christmas. These posts will probably be quite short, some may be fairly […]

A-Level Christmas Calculated Colouring 2018

I’m late posting it here (sorry) but I know I have already shared it with some people directly. The Calculated Colouring for 2018 is now here – maybe you could do it on Christmas morning? Same format as before – all questions should be suitable for current Year 12 students, some sample questions are below […]

An Integration a day Advent

I really should have shared this before the beginning of Advent! You have probably realised that I have been struggling to post on here – a New Years resolution for next year is to post more. For my Year 13s I have made an “integration a day Advent Calendar”. Nothing fancy, just 24 integrals to […]