Vivian Sumner Simpson

Today the second of five posts telling a brief story of a man with links to Sheffield and their experiences of the carnage of the First World War as we approach the 100th anniversary of its end. Today, Vivian Sumner Simpson who played football for Sheffield FC and for Sheffield Wednesday. Vivian was born in… Read More »

Jimmy Revill

This is the first of 5 mini-stories of men with connections to Sheffield who fought in the First World War. Today the story of Jimmy Revill – the only Sheffield United player killed on the Western Front. Jimmy Revill was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire on 14th June 1891.  He was a good footballer and was… Read More »

100 years since the end of World War 1

I know that my blog is mainly aimed at mathematics but each year for the last 15 or so years I’ve lead the remembrance day assemblies at my school.  My interest in this conflict is due to my Grandad serving on the Somme and his brother unfortunately losing his life there.  I’ve many many trips… Read More »

A little bit of mathematics each day

I write this from sunny Florida where I am on holiday visiting family in beautiful Lake Worth.  I’m trying not to think too much about returning to work but it is just over a week away and I need to be prepared.  So I’ve put together the first “A little bit of mathematics each day”… Read More »

How I wish I’d taught maths by Craig Barton

I’ve been meaning to write this review for quite a while and only just got round to it. I’ve read many books on education.  Some have been very good, some ok, some distinctly average and a small number were so bad I stopped before I got to the end.  Craig Barton’s “How I wish I’d… Read More »

Daily Challenge 12th April 2018

Today’s daily GCSE challenge questions – again calculators can be used… HIGHER TIER FOUNDATION PLUS FOUNDATION Solutions…. Higher Tier Foundation Plus Foundation If you want to download the questions as an editable word file you can below… Revision Questions 3 12_4_18 C And with solutions… Revision Questions 3 12_4_18 C with solutions

Daily GCSE Challenge – 11th April 2018

Today’s GCSE challenge…  Calculator can (but doesn’t have to) be used HIGHER TIER FOUNDATION PLUS (For those doing foundation but aiming for a 5) FOUNDATION (for those doing foundation aiming for a 4 or below) SOLUTIONS HIGHER FOUNDATION PLUS FOUNDATION If you want to download the editable Word file with these on, you can download… Read More »