Mathsconf 9 and Two A-Level Topics

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting on here much over the last few months. This is because I am co-editing the new Tarquin Group series of A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics textbooks. These books are being written completely from scratch for the new A-Level 2017 syllabus and I will share more of […]

Carnival of Mathematics 140

This post is (very late) the 140th Carnival of Mathematics. This blog Carnival is organised by The Aperiodical and is hosted by various maths bloggers from around the world. The last Carnival was hosted by Manji Saikia at Gonit Sora. It is the tradition that this carnival is always started with some interesting number facts, so here […]

The Integral Maths Ritangle Competition

There’s a new kid on the school mathematics competition block, and I am pretty excited about it. The great A-Level resource site integralmaths have recently announced a new competition for Sixth Form students called Ritangle . As part of this competition 23 questions are going to be released on 23 consecutive days and you need the answer […]


After a very early drive to Kettering (via Leicester) I was ready for my busiest Mathsconf yet. As well as running a workshop on Geogebra, I was representing the East Midlands West MathsHub (@EM_MathsHub), and launching a new A-Level textbook for which I am one of the editors with Tarquin Group (@TarquinGroup). Because of this […]

I’d rather die! – tonight’s #mathsjournalclub chat

Tonight (11th July 2016) at 8pm we are meeting to discuss the 6th #mathsjournalclub article which is the famous article by Brown, Brown and Bibby “I Would Rather Die’: Attitudes Of 16-Year-Olds Towards Their Future Participation In Mathematics” This article is now almost 10 years old, and despite the numbers of students studying A-Level mathematics having increased since the 2002 data […]

MEI Conference Day 1

Session 1 – An Introduction to Probability Distributions, Terry Dawson I decided to attend this session as I wouldn’t describe Statistics as one of my strengths. I use Geogebra quite a bit but I have never used the probability calculator option before. It works well on the iPad edition as you can see below, and […]

Statistics 2 Blockbusters

For use this week in the run up to the Edexcel Statistics 2 Exam I have made a blockbuster game featuring S2 questions. I’m not sure now who on TES I got the template from, so if you recognise it as yours please say so that I can credit you. The powerpoint can be downloaded […]

Sixth #mathsjournalclub Article Announced

Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent #mathsjournalclub poll. The winner with 33% of the vote was the (fairly famous) article “I Would Rather Die’: Attitudes Of 16-Year-Olds Towards Their Future Participation In Mathematics” – Margaret Brown, Peter Brown and Tamara Bibby  We will chat about this on Monday 11th July t 8pm, I really hope you can join […]

A-Level 2017

So… I’m expecting to be busy with blogging in the next week or so. I will be commenting on and giving my feelings about all the specifications and specimen papers being released for the new A-Level Maths and Further Maths qualifications tomorrow (9th June 2016). I’m currently enjoying the AQA webinar and I love what […]

Last Minute FP2 Revision

It’s my last lesson with my Year 13 Further Maths students this morning before their Edexcel FP2 exam. One of the things that I am going to do with them is an increased difficulty version of the June 2012 paper. This is a very similar idea to my increased difficulty M1 paper I posted a […]