# Maths Doctor Latest Blogs

### Want to compete on the world stage? Do more maths

Schools have been told to dedicate more time to the teaching of mathematics to try and haul Britain up the international league tables. One extra teaching...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Tuesday 20 May 2014

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### Friday Puzzler: The solution

Last Friday we put you to the test with this puzzling problem. 4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 – 4 x 4 = ??? Did you get the answer? Read on to find out... ...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Monday 19 May 2014

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### Friday Puzzler

It's time to try and get your head around our Friday Puzzler. 4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 – 4 x 4 = ??? Share this with friends or give it your best shot and answer...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Friday 16 May 2014

### No calculators for Sats students causes controversy

Maths Doctor recently reported on plans by the Department of Education to toughen up Sats exams via the removal of calculators. The move was aimed at improving...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Wednesday 14 May 2014

### Tuition: a teacher's perspective

Maths Doctor has been given a brilliant video review by Andy Robertson, freelance journalist for the BBC and Wired, and editor of Family Gamer TV. Watch...(read more)

Posted by Hannah McDowell on Tuesday 13 May 2014

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### Friday Puzzler: The solution 12th May

On Friday, we asked you this question: Helen rode her bike from home to the river, which is 4km away. It took her 9 minutes. She rode home using a shorter...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Monday 12 May 2014

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### Friday Puzzler 9th May

Put your brain to the test this Friday with our puzzler: Helen rode her bike from home to the river, which is 4km away. It took her 9 minutes. She...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Friday 09 May 2014

### Maths Motivation boosts exam results for teens

The relevance of mathematics in later life can often be forgotten by teens struggling in the midst of revision. However, remembering the importance of...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Thursday 08 May 2014

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### Friday Puzzler: The solution 6 May

On Friday, we asked you a puzzler that provoked quite a response. Today, it's time to reveal the answer. See if you got the question right: If 1 = 5 2...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Tuesday 06 May 2014

### £40,000 cash incentive for PhD Maths graduates

Another benefit of studying mathematics has been highlighted by an announcement offering large cash incentives for maths and physics teachers. Education...(read more)

Posted by Hannah McDowell on Monday 05 May 2014