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Maths to 18? Try getting maths right at 8 instead.

The increasingly bizarre furore over the possibility of returning to O Levels and CSEs in England has rather overshadowed another piece of news: a report suggesting that, because it is so essential in our society and so poorly understood, maths education should be made compulsory to age 18. But the …

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Faith’s latest word is ‘Eye’. I think this comes from a book I got her from the library which talks about eyes and noses and mouths and so on. Tonight as I was putting her to bed she kept saying ‘eye’ and pointing at (or rather poking) my eyes and …

Scientific experiment: How hot is our fire?

Robin and I have been wondering whether Gandalf was correct in saying that not even ordinary gold would melt in a domestic fire. The melting point of gold is 1064ÂșC, but we couldn’t find any temperature values for a coal house fire on a quick search, so we’ve been experimenting …