IRISH EDUCATION Minister, Ruairi Quinn, has said that primary schools should use time allocated for religion to focus on improving pupils’ reading and maths. A GROUP OF Catholic priests have said Ruairí Quinn’s suggestion that schools could use religious … Continue reading

# Math of Electric Pylons…..by the numbers!

Here is an interesting calculation. How much greater will it cost Eirgrid to lay its 400kV grid upgrade underground as opposed to using those very, very ugly electric pylons overground? Given, cost of overground lines is approx €700,000 per … Continue reading

# The Math of e.

Most people are comfortable with the number pi. 3.1415926 etc etc. A number that crops up in geometry and defines the ratio between the circumference and diameter of all circles. Easily remembered by the ditty “How I need … Continue reading

# Math of Problematic Problems on Probability..

Probability in math has always caused problems for students. Most teachers are not comfortable with it and most textbooks manage to make it far more complex than it need be. Yet, we are constantly evaluating probability without even thinking about … Continue reading

# Math of Waves

Surfs up! The world’s leading surfers do their thing at the Huntington Beach Vans US Open this week. Waves are fascinating. Near where I vacation is a place called the Rapids which is the entrance to one of the … Continue reading

# Generation Disconnection

It a great privilege to be asked to write a guest blog for Uknowkids.com, one of the worlds leading companies in the “parental intelligence” space. Uknowkids have a range of category-winning products for parents that cover areas such as social … Continue reading

# MummyPages…

Thank you very much for the opportunity to say hello on MummyPages, Irelands largest family lifestyle web site. Here is the article we wrote for MummyPages, with a few changes. Most teenagers would rather spend time updating their Facebook profile … Continue reading

# The Math behind Facebook Photos

Status updates are always more attention grabbing when a photo is used. A quick click and you upload a photo of the party you are at with all your friends (usually in rotten lighting and with at least one member, … Continue reading

# You Know You Can Be an Intelligent Parent

You know kids. They live, breathe, eat, sleep and play in a digital world. There’s no denying this fact and there’s no going back. You may long for a time when families sat around the dinner table and talked to … Continue reading

# The Math of Math…….

The New York Schools NYC Gap App Challenge have just announced their winners and congratulations to Knowre for winning. The entrants provide a very good overview of what is happening in the world of online math teaching which I thought … Continue reading