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There's lots of what I want to say about maths. Question is, will you dare to read it?

When I went to the British museum as a part of my holidays recently, I saw there really interesting (someone would say weird) clock. And a ball which was counting there minutes by running back and forth on a special desk.

There was an information about the length of the ball's journey each year, which was 2,500 miles. That's pretty impressive. And even more impressive is - how did they calculate the length?

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Yeah, I feel always the urge to poke my eyes out when seeing someone violating maths by doing one of these following mistakes...

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...but you can make jokes about it!

My Czech/Music teacher told us once, that he heard there's 1 Chinese person amongst 10 people. As there were 30 students in my class, he concluded "Three of you must be Chinese!" =)

Leave the fact that by following data (quickly checked on google while writing this article) the Chinese world population is around 20%, not 10% (the joke, my teacher made, happened anyway a good few years ago) and let's have a look how could we use statistics besides making jokes thanks to it.

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Since I've moved to the UK, I've been hearing same old thoughts "You're good at maths!" "You can teach A-level!" (I don't even mention I tutor university students, too.) "You have a maths degree!" And after that "You should teach maths! We need maths teachers here!"

Of course, you do. Everyone needs us. But why am I rather a maths tutor and not a maths teacher?

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Woohoo! End of the term! Summer's ahead - six weeks of freedom!

Wait - what? You have a maths tuition next Monday...? Every week? What a nightmare!

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