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

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## 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