Category Archives: Math

Scottish Learning Festival 2008

Only made it to the last afternoon of the Scottish Learning Festival due to teaching and other work commitments. Made it to one presentation on using a computer game to help children develop a winning mentality – and a set of psychological skills which can help lead to success. I also bumped into Derek Robertson who revealed that the first results from LTS’ 32 school trial of Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (16 test, 16 control) have been released – and having had a look at the results they are very encouraging indeed.

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Roll up! Roll up! It's the Carnival of Math!

The Carnival of Math is a blog-hopping festival of math-related posts, with something for just about everyone. Its 18th outing launched last week, with a really amazing range of links. Whether its junior school, high school, college, recent research or even a recreational interest in maths and puzzles, there will be something there for you.

Meanwhile, just a few minutes ago I came across this strange (and very timely) omission in Word’s spell checker:

Numeracy and Literacy

What I really don’t get is how can Word’s spell-checker accept ‘innumeracy’ yet not ‘numeracy’?