Tag: teaching

Another Saturday Chez Proclaims

When last I troubled the blogoshpere, it was at the end of a horrible weekend which saw Little Proclaims briefly hospitalised and the entire Proclaims family housebound while she recovered from her ailments and I grappled with a deadline for a course that it was in my professional interests to complete but in which I…

Is It Maths Or Chemistry?

With ever-changing specifications, there is an increasing tendency to make exam questions more pertinent to real life. Sensing an opportunity to make my fortune, I’m submitting the question below for the consideration of all of the major UK examination boards. See how you get on with it.

It’s not all like Hogwarts…

Today’s Writing 101 task was to expand on an insightful comment that I had made on another person’s blog. All well and good, except I haven’t written too many comments on other people’s blogs in the last few weeks. I’ve barely kept up with writing posts for this blog.

A Tale Of Two Triangles

Until today I didn’t know what the word ‘taxonomy’ meant. Actually that probably isn’t especially surprising. It’s not a word in common usage. If you’re interested (and I’m less than certain that I am) the relevant dictionary definition is “a scheme of classification”. I looked it up because I was thinking about ‘Bloom’s Taxonomy’, which I…

Parlons de la Voiture

I drive a 2007 silver Ford Ka. It is not the coolest car in the world. Still I quite like it. I live in Reading after all, a town that is perennially beset with traffic problems, so even if I owned a Ferrari, I’d be stuck in the same slow-moving one-way system. Plus I couldn’t…