I think that mathematically interested sixth formers, wanting to study the subject at University, should have some background knowledge. Many would have heard about the Riemann Hypothesis and a link to prime numbers; this subject is beyond the scope of this blog but school pupils, with knowledge of prime numbers and geometric progressions, can see how the Zeta Function relates to prime numbers in the above bit of mathematics. I like it anyway.

# Month: February 2015

Newton’s Laws of Motion in Latin. Is it good to see these in the language they were originally written in? Might be appropriate for mathematics classes in the oldest school in the world …

Transformations for IGCSE summary – too late for this year. Year 10?? Nice colours though.

Transformations for IGCSE maths – if any of my students don’t know them (and recent work suggest some don’t) then learn them now.

Angles in the same segment are equal.

A reminder for my IGCSE students. Name the theorem correctly; even though you might understand the maths, ‘donkey’s ears’ is not an exam sufficient tag.

Prime numbers hang like beads on a necklace (except that would be cosh …) on this quadratic.

Counting to infinity to enumerate the fractions in efficient and inefficient ways.

Ancient Greek, geometric view of prime numbers.