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2008-09-18 00:00:26

By Andy Sharman UNIVERSITIES A flagship scheme set up to raise teenage interest in mathematics will be lucky to solve the crisis affecting the subject at university level, says one leading academic. Andy Sharman reports It was marketed as a scheme that would benefit up to 15,000 pupils and assist the teaching of a subject in crisis. But the Fast Forward Maths programme, launched by the University of Cambridge, has been rubbished by a leading academic, who says that the initiative will...

2008-08-18 00:00:33

THERE are countless success stories from our region's Alevel stars. A 17-year-old pupil from Newcastle Church High School, in Jesmond, has won her place at Cambridge University a year early. Charlotte Squires-Parkin, from Gosforth, will be studying at Trinity College after receiving two As in her physics and chemistry A-levels. Last year, the then GCSE student received an A grade for her further maths A-level, as well as scooping an A grade in 2006 for her maths A-level when she was...

2007-01-14 03:00:26

By Steen, Lynn Arthur Even under the best of circumstances, teaching mathematics is a daunting challenge. But in today's society, it is increasingly important. Basic numeracy is one of the few essential skills that students absolutely must master, both for their own good and for the benefit of the nation's democracy and economic well-being. Abstract mathematical ideas that took centuries to develop are now routinely employed as powerful tools in all walks of life. But today's...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.