A parents comment on her daughters exam results, ‘When the results came out, she did better than I’d ever expected.’ I thought you’d like to hear this… Has that happened to you? What advice can you give that your child got those results? Leave a comment below and share with others 🙂 Continue reading Exam Results Exceed Expectations
It is the fourth lesson of the day and 20 minutes to go to lunch on a cold dull winters day in an inner city London school. As I’m teaching my year 11s, my phone vibrates in my pocket. I ignore the vibration and carry on teaching and the phone goes to voice mail. The phone vibrates again and this time I check the phone to see who is calling and it is the other half (my wife). I ignore it again and carry on teaching. It vibrates a third time and it is the wife again… now I start … Continue reading Something Serious Must Have Happened?
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You have three bags, each containing two marbles. Bag A contains two white marbles, Bag B contains two black marbles, and Bag C contains one white marble and one black marble. You pick a random bag and take out one marble. It is a white marble. What is the probability that the remaining marble from the same bag is also white? Our Solution: 2/3 (not 1/2) You know that you do not have Bag B (two black marbles) so there are three possibilities You chose Bag A, first white marble. The other marble will be white You chose Bag … Continue reading Bags of Marbles Puzzle
You have a basket containing ten apples. You have ten friends, who each desire an apple. You give each of your friends one apple. Now all your friends have one apple each, yet there is an apple remaining in the basket. How? Our Solution: You give an apple each to your first nine friends, and a basket with an apple to your tenth friend. Each friend has an apple, and one of them has it in a basket. (Alternative answer: one friend already had an apple and put it in the basket.) Continue reading Apples and Friends Puzzle
Many parents up and down the country are becoming anxious on their child’s SATs exams that are fast approaching. Well, if you as a parent give your child the correct support then they will be able to achieve those levels that they are capable of. Below are a few ideas on how to prepare your child for their SATs. Timetable: Make a timetable so your child will know what they will be doing, and when they will be doing it. Thereafter, stick to it by arranging other family activities such as shopping around it. Chores: If your child carries out chores around … Continue reading 10 Tips on Preparing Your Child for SATs
I thought I would share some New Year’s Resolutions that people make: I will lose weight by going to the gym. I will save £x amount this year. I will buy a new car. I will buy a new house. … Continue reading To Make Or Not Make a New Years Resolution?
I remember every morning my dad giving almonds to eat. He kept saying, “O son it’s brain food.” I use to think, “Yea, whatever,” without ever daring to say anything. Those were the days where a slap was given to … Continue reading 10 Brain Foods that will help you and your child become brainier!
Just the other day, on the way home from school amidst our daily conversations with my kids of, ‘How was your day?’ and ‘What did you learn today?’ my daughter candidly announces that in her practice SAT’s papers she got … Continue reading Dealing With Your Child’s Failure!
Holidays have started for most kids… What is your child going to be doing during their holidays? Do you encourage your child to keep fit? What clubs does your child attend? How important is keeping fit for your child and having … Continue reading What is your child doing during the Christmas Holidays?