# Maths and other news from Warwick Tutor…

Maths musings and other news from Warwick Tutor.

## “Think of a Number” Trick – how do you do it?

You will have heard of that party trick where someone says, “Think of a number” then they get you to add on something, double it, take away something, add 5, halve it, etc, etc, and then they tell you the number you now have?

WOW! How do they do that? Is it magic? Kind of….. It’s mathematical magic! Let me try to explain.

## How do you calculate the volume of a pizza?

Ever wondered how to calculate the volume of a pizza? This picture might give you some clues ????

## The new maths GCSE exam was harder than its predecessor!

"The first “big fat” maths exam taken by GCSE students was much harder than its predecessor, a teacher who sat the paper in solidarity with her pupils found."

## Keep calm and do the maths

TODAY's the day..... the first of the GCSE maths exams for this year. I've got five pupils taking the exam this morning. Wishing them, and everyone taking it, all the best. Keep calm and give it your best shot!

## Cheese Degrees

Hehe - for anyone who wants their cheese cut to size (and maybe help remember how many degrees in a straight line or right angle?)

## Do you need help remembering things?

NEED some help remembering things? I heard that the smell of rosemary can help with the memory, so I've got a fresh sprig in my study. Worth a try for all those studying for the upcoming GCSE exams?