This is the second part of the solution for the problem which I provided a couple of days ago. If you have not read this then please start from the first part of this problem - When is Cheryl's birthday. Yesterday I provided the first hint to you, … [Continue reading]

# When is Cheryl’s birthday? First hint

Yesterday I posed a When is Cheryl's birthday, which is to find Cheryl's birthday given just a few basic facts. If you have not read the When is Cheryl's birthday, please do this first. Contrary to what I said yesterday about this problem, whereas … [Continue reading]

# Problem #1: When is Cheryl’s birthday? The problem which became viral

Here is a mathematical problem which did the rounds on Twitter and other social media a couple of weeks ago. Everyone thought it was too difficult for learners to understand, and this was presented at the Grade 8 level in Singapore (one of the … [Continue reading]

# Grade 12 mathematics examination preparation

I am starting a new series of blogs to help those who are in Grade 12 this year and who need to start planning for the examinations at the end of this year. The blogs will consist of a range of supporting materials, and will largely focus on … [Continue reading]

# How to answer mathematical examination questions

So you are about to write the end-of-year examinations! Some of you are about to write the most important examination of your life, the Grade 12 final examinations. This is a "high-stakes" examination since the results will determine the course of … [Continue reading]