Andrew Hardy

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5:2 author Michael Mosley: 'I'm proof low-fat diets don't work'

Once upon a time it all seemed incredibly clear. When I went to medical school in the early 1980s I was shown clogged up arteries, fresh from an autopsy, and assured that this was the result of eating too much fat, particularly saturated fat, the sort found in red meat, milk, cheese and butter. …

Home tuition | Private Tutors

If you wish your child to attend a selective state grammar school, then you will need them to sit and to pass the 11 Plus Exam (also called the …

Maths Education Conferences

This page lists national maths teachers' conferences in school year 2015/16.<p>Please let me know if I've missed anything by emailing …

Mathematics

Dealing with Day-to-day Differentiation

This week I ran a session on differentiation with our NQTs. I felt it was a good, open session where we could all share some ideas and describe the …

Primary school teachers told to spend less time marking maths

Maths teachers should focus less on marking and more on lesson planning, the organisation that represents the subject at a national level has …

Pedagogy

30 questions to ask your kid instead of “how was your day?”

When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) question of “how was your day?" was met with his usual …

Meet the internet maths guru who could become the next million-dollar teacher

Colin Hegarty says Global Teacher prize nomination is down to ‘working like a dog’ – and he tries to instil same work ethic in students<p>At the back of Colin Hegarty’s classroom, on a display made from wavy pieces of blue sugar paper, is something he calls his “wall of inspiration”. It features …

Malala Yousafzai

Playing bridge is helping children in maths

Despite having to continually count cards and work out the complicated scoring, she said the children at Carmyle Primary are now obsessed with the …

Rethinking Death : TED Radio Hour : NPR

Zzzzzzzzz … 12 simple steps to a good night’s sleep

Insomnia affects up to one in three of us. So what can you do about it? From the ‘magic yawn’ to the 90-minute rule, psychologist Richard Wiseman offers 12 rules for the perfect rest<p>A few years ago, I carried out a large-scale survey examining the lifestyles of people who sleep well and wake up …

Minecraft: A parent's guide

A crash course in probability

GULLIVER will soon fly from Heathrow to Milan on a British Airways Airbus A319. That flight has a one-in-4.8m chance of crashing. Shortly after he is …

Colin Hegarty is the maths teacher on a mission to make calculus cool

Colin Hegarty opens the front door of his modest Ruislip home to greet me. In his neat, navy-blue suit, pale- blue shirt and a maroon tie you might …

Mathematics

Schools spending £1.3bn on supply teachers as staff shortage intensifies

Labour analysis of government figures finds outlay has risen by £300m in two years as headteachers struggle to recruit<p>Cash-strapped schools are spending a record £1.3bn on supply staff as a result of a chronic shortage of teachers in the nation’s classrooms caused by the failure of the government’s …

'Times tables are not how you teach maths’

Professor Jo Boaler stirred up a storm last week with radical suggestions for tackling 'maths anxiety’ in schools. Peter Stanford reports<p>Professor Jo Boaler may have moved halfway across the globe five years ago to become Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University in California, but …

Singapore maths: How a radical new way of teaching equips UK pupils to tackle a tougher curriculum

Charlotte, seven, glances at the sum on the whiteboard – 520 minus 269 – and shakes 10 little yellow squares of card out of a bag on her desk. “We’re …

Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

22 Habits of Unhappy People

Previous Happiness isn't something that you are born with. Happiness is something that happens through a series of experiences, habits and …

The Getting Into Uni Guide [Download] - Which?

Email me expert tips<p>We would like to send you great free advice about uni - and information about other relevant Which? Group products and …

Factsheet: APR, AER and EAR

When a product provider quotes an interest rate, it is not always immediately apparent how much you will be paying - or be paid - if you take out the product. When shopping around for savings accounts, for example, different providers may choose to quote monthly or annual interest rates, making it …

Maths Confidence

Mark Twain once wrote:<p><b>“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence”</b><p>I’ve always read that quote and was troubled by the …

Second chance entrepreneurs: Six steps for surviving mid-life career change

I started my consulting business a few years ago. It was a mid-life career change.<p>At my last assignment I headed marketing for a big brand with a …

If you’re not pissing someone off, you probably aren’t doing anything important

Meaningful achievements are, perversely, <i>more</i> likely to annoy the world around you.<p>Are you losing weight? “You should be happy with your own body!” …

58 Things I Want My Teenage Sons to Know

If your life is filled with boys staring into the precipice of adulthood, stay right here and read on. Here is what I want my teenage sons to know…if …

Does your kid fear maths? Here’s what you should do!

Shortage of maths teachers in England, admits education secretary

Ucas figures show applications for teacher training in England down 9% year-on-year<p>Education secretary Nicky Morgan has admitted that schools in England are facing a shortage of maths teachers, at the same time as the government has been pushing more pupils to study the subject at school and beyond.<p>…

Predators, prey, and the mathematics of nature

Science has long presumed, and taught, that when the numbers of prey increase, the number of predators increase in a linear relationship.<p>New research …