December 2011 (copy)
Welcome to the Christmas newsletter from MathsBank.
Hope you've had a good term. As we gear up for the all-important exams in January and the summer, try to take a break for a couple of days over Christmas, relax and forget all about maths.
We have teamed up with Orchard Solutions Education to offer you the chance of a free A-Level text book, which will be published next year. In exchange, they are asking you to review one chapter of the book. There is a limited number of books available, so if you are interested in applying, please reply to this email without delay! More details available on reply.
There has been plenty of activity on the MathsBank Blog. Why not click the 'Follow' button on the right-hand side of the page.
Firstly, we discussed the proposals to overhaul the system of applying to university. Would you favour earlier exams if it means more certainty about your applications? We also celebrated the lives of three great mathematicians from very different eras:
- Caleb Gattegno, founder of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, among many other things;
- Evariste Galois, precocious but troubled genius from revolutionary France;
- Charles Babbage, whose inventions paved the way for today's computers.
Finally another competition. If you can come up with a great ICT resource, win books for yourself and your school courtesy of MEI and Tarquin .
Please continue to let us know if you have anything to say about MathsBank, good or bad, e.g. if you spot anything missing or broken, question topics you'd like to see included, etc. Your feedback is most appreciated.
That's all for now. Wishing you a very happy and relaxing Christmas break.