Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why Eurovision is a sham

I love Eurovision. I love it because you often see something different or weird or silly. It’s mad and that makes it great. But recently Eurovision have tamed these impulses. They’ve started to make it less silly and, quite frankly, more boring. They’ve done this with judges votes. There was a time when telephone voting… Read More »

Problem Solving : Which phone contract is best?

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about problem solving. The new maths GCSE introduces a lot of it, and some of the sample questions I have seen include almost Fermi-like questions. I’ve always liked problem solving, I particularly like the Dan Meyer stuff, but I’ve not written much about it. So here is an example… Read More »