Maths has become one of the most dreaded subjects at school. Author and professor of mathematics Dr Jo Boaler explains how we can help children enjoy maths and even excel at it Do your children tell you how exciting maths is or how objects that you count stay the same number even when you move [...]Continue reading Making maths fun
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With exams over and the end of term in sight, many teenagers are planning their first holiday without their parents. And while you don’t want to spoil their fun, you don’t want them embarking on a week of debauchery either. Matthew Payne offers some travel tips for teens • Know your alcohol limit. Many teenagers will be heading off to [...]Continue reading Teens’ first holiday without parents
When Liz Fraser sunbathed topless on holiday her children were horrified. Which got her thinking: why, in our sexualised society, do we have such a perverse fear of nudity? In the May half term, my family and I went on a mission to the southern-most part of the south of France in search of that [...]Continue reading Nudity: why are we so prudish?
Billionaire Boy by David Walliams An outrageously funny story about Joe, a rich young boy with an orangutan for a butler, but sadly no friends. As you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain, this is a bit rude. The idea that Joe’s dad made his money from being the founder of BumFresh sanitation [...]
Exploring The Universe by Brian Clegg A book that contains a description of the Big Bang that’s about the best I’ve ever come across, and reads like a friendly professor enthusiastically explaining the wonders of the universe in your bedroom. For a clear picture of the cosmos with amazing pictures, you can park your rocket [...]
Fire Bubbles And Exploding Toothpaste by Steve Spangler Spangler regularly appears on US television creating special effects from household objects. With a name like Spangler he just had to find his way into showbiz, didn’t he? Here he shows you how to create a rocket-powered skateboard and enjoy toothpaste fireworks in your back garden. Warning: [...]