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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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.