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?

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

...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.

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?

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!