Hannah's Sweets: the GCSE maths problem that had students going crazy with frustration

Telegraph - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:48
An exam question on the Edexcel GCSE maths paper this week has become an internet phenomenon







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A moment that changed me – the man who forgot we’d had sex | Philippa Perry

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:36
Donald may not have been able to remember our first sexual encounter a week later, but without him I would never have married my husband

If you are feeling twitchy and restless or dissatisfied, it’s usually a good indicator that change is afoot, or needs to be. I was very restless. So much so that I had given up my job as a paralegal in the City and leapt into art school. I hoped I’d meet creative types there who would give me the boost I needed, only to find that the legal folk I had left behind were more erudite, thoughtful and interesting than the art students. So I widened my search for something or somebody at evening classes. Signing up to a film appreciation class did not change me. But signing up to the creative writing course at City University had far-reaching consequences.

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Student protest against 'unfair' GCSE maths question goes viral

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:28

Frustration at challenging riddle is trending on Twitter as online petition calls on exam board to change grading on ‘impossible’ test

How to solve the maths GCSE question about Hannah’s sweets

A challenging GCSE maths question has left students so confused and angry that they are calling on the exam board to lower its grade boundaries.

The conundrum, set by Edexcel, involves a girl called Hannah, her bag of sweets and a perplexing equation:

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Good news Friday: dragons, drones and Wellies

Telegraph - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 09:00
Good news Friday: A young artist sells his first piece in Monmouth, while school teams engage in cyber warfare at Cheltenham college







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Hannah's sweets solution: the GCSE question that stumped Britain's students

The Independent - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 08:50

After the date of Cheryl’s birthday left people all over the world stumped, now a GCSE Maths exam has done the same.









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How we made personalised story app, Mr Glue Stories | App story

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 08:30

My daughter’s desire for a story was the inspiration to create an app that lets children invent personalised tales of their own

Five years ago I was going through the “Why can’t I get my child reading?” conundrum with my daughter, Helen, who had many better things to do at the time, such as sploshing paint about, dressing up and persecuting the cat.

While having friends around for dinner, Helen joined the adult conversation after hearing the older children talk about school essays. She proclaimed that she needed one, so, seeing this as a great opportunity to get my five-year-old daughter engaged in literacy, I got to work and created a personalised story.

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Top 10 universities to study medicine

Telegraph - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 07:00
Applying to medical school next year? Here we list the top places to study the subject at university, according to the Complete University Guide







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Darfuri students targeted in Sudan as violent rhetoric intensifies

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 07:00

Ethnic clashes have escalated with more than 200 people from Darfur attacked and detained during ongoing tension in Khartoum, say Nuba Reports

A university hostel has been burned down, security forces have raided homes, and students have been beaten and arrested in a month that has seen the targeting of Darfuri’s in Sudan’s capital reach a historic high.

Since the 29 April, more than 200 Darfuri students and family members have been forcibly detained – and many remain imprisoned, where there have been allegations of serious mistreatment.

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Top bananas: shopping list survey reveals bananas are number 1 supermarket impulse buy

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 07:00

Statistical analysis reveals the extent to which we fail to follow our shopping lists

One of the few times you actually use a pen to write something down these days is just before a trip to the supermarket.

In order to understand how these rather charming, old-fashioned scribbles influence what actually makes it into our shopping baskets, Tesco data crunchers dunnhumby compared the shopping lists of 250 customers exiting six stores in and around London with what they actually bought.

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More failing schools to become academies – weekly news review

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 07:00

Education secretary to remove legal obstacles to conversion of failing schools, and bright kids from disadvantaged backgrounds fall behind in reception

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