### European Mathematical Society

##### Newsletter No. 93, September 2014

http://www.ems-ph.org/journals/newsletter/pdf/2014-09-93.pdf

### Alexander Grothendieck (1928-2014)

##### Alexander Grothendieck, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century, passed away November 13.

http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/news/14/11/15/alexander-grothendieck-1928-2014

### English and maths GCSE hurdle: the teachers’ verdict

##### Teenagers who fail to get a C in their English and maths GCSE will be forced to study the subjects post-16. What do teachers think of the changes?

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2013/sep/02/english-maths-gcse-teaching-c-grade-schools

### Love English, hate maths? Numbers should be cool not scary

##### It’s time for a cultural shift in how we view maths in school and beyond, writes English teacher **Alex Quigley**

### Maths gender gap, Tough Young Teachers and why homework matters

##### In our round up of the research and blogs on our radar this week: what teachers can learn from doctors, girls lack confidence with maths and questions about Teach First

### Putting parents into the equation: maths homework ideas for teens

##### Rob Eastaway suggests some ways teachers can help parents to support teenagers with maths at home

### Maths is fun (sometimes)

##### Mathematics is seen by many as hard, boring or both. But evidence suggests that a love of maths is no barrier to fun and humour, although a poor understanding of maths can have unpleasant consequences

http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2013/oct/16/maths-fun-mathematics-humour

### Education: practical maths in schools is a formula for future success

##### Students should be allowed to use computers to solve problems in class and in exams, according to one education expert

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/practical-maths-schools-formula-future-success