A year ago I was discussing career opportunities and thinking about forward planning for retirement (at 90). I was hoping that the third year into our new building would bring stronger commitment from the team in the development of a better and enhanced mathematical education and learning experience for our students. In particular for our … Continue reading

## Where over half of the world’s exports are going in one elegant chart

Reminds me of curve stitching – the importance of visual depictions can never be underestimated.

## Maxine Powell – obituary from The Telegraph

Hugely influential, and inspirational – Maxine Powell enabled her protégés to make the transition from A lister (with raw talent), to brilliant star (with that magical something extra). The extra was a combination of manners, grace, self-confidence and ease in social situations and performances which transformed a person’s social mobility. This is the type of … Continue reading

## Nanomath – Proof

Bite-size chunks of incredibly important mathematics Proof Some basics: If n is an integer, consecutive integers could be either side i.e. n-1, n, n+1, n+2 etc. Regardless of whether n is even or odd, 2n will be even, and 2n-1, and 2n+1 will be odd Multiples of 2, 3 and 5 are written 2n, 3n, 5n respectively … Continue reading

## Winchester Cathedral

Saint Swithun is the saint most associated with Winchester. http://winchester-cathedral.org.uk/history-treasures/famous-people/st-swithun-the-cathedral%e2%80%99s-patron-saint/ This beautiful cathedral, even on a dull cloudy November day has a light the shines within that is more than the sum of its treasures. There are many stories, tales and interesting facts illuminated by the many experienced guides who share their knowledge with fascinating … Continue reading

## No Hiding Here

There’s no hiding here, but look at the fantastic symmetry – beautiful and elegant design. I doubt that they will keep the bikes dry though!

## Why stop at Outstanding?

Is outstanding too mundane? Why not strive to be exceptional? Why not aspire to be wonderful? Why not demand to be a maverick? Why not reflect on being unique? Why not endeavour to be incomparable? Why not be resolutely amazing? Why settle for outstanding when you can be so much more?

## Congratulations

Brilliant News Yesterday Year 11 Mathematicians did extremely well in their March Exams – what a fantastic achievement.

## Mathstastic Strikes Again

What gets you out of bed in the morning? A chance to make your mark on the world? To do something for your family and loved ones? Another opportunity to make money? NO!!!! It’s another day in which to do something unique and brilliant with MATHS! Go see Banksy’s other work