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About bcarrmaths

The maths department at Balby Carr Community Sports and Science College, Doncaster.

We Have Moved

We have decided to move our active blog away from this site to a new home at: http://bcarrmaths.posterous.com We hope you find the new site a lot more interactive and versatile. See you over there soon! Advertisements

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Video: Rihanna and Square Rooting

Rihanna is currently sitting top of the charts with her very catchy single “What’s My Name?”. Not only do we love the trackĀ and can’t stop singing it, but we also are super excited about Drake trying to work out a … Continue reading

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The Biggest Films of 2010: In Numbers

The Screen International show has just released the figures for how much money each film made at the cinema during last year. Lots and lots of money was spent seeing the latest biggest films! The top dog? Toy Story 3 … Continue reading

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Some Nice Cartoons

An American maths teacher we know got his class to make posters about triangles and congruence the other day. (Congruence = they are the same shape, but could be different sizes) We think they’re so good that we thought we’d … Continue reading

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Video: Justin Bieber and Fractions

We have found YET ANOTHER celebrity who is a fan of maths. Justin Bieber, the teenage king of making girls scream, loves fractions so much that he wrote a whole song containing loads of different references to our favourite numerator … Continue reading

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Real World: X Factor Voting

The most popular show in the country uses maths all the time. For one thing, there always a producer sat behind the camera with a stopwatch furiously calculating timings and telling Dermot how long he’s got left before the break. … Continue reading

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Video: Lady Gaga does Trigonometry

We’re always being asked how maths appears in the real world. Well, we’ve found a good example. A student in America has used Lady Gaga to show places you can find trigonometry / triangles

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