Simon Norton obituary | Education

Simon Norton, who has died of a heart attack aged 66, was a world-class mathematician sometimes mistaken for a homeless man. In the late 1960s he represented Britain at the International Mathematical Olympiads three times, scoring the top grade each time, once with 100%, another time with 99%, and winning a special prize for the elegance of his solutions. What made his work beautiful was not its complexity but its simplicity. Without drafts or false starts, he laid down his…

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Keeping your pecker up the English way | Brief letters | Education

The Travel section on rail journeys in Europe (11 January) was interesting and informative. However, next time perhaps you could add a supplement on how to get to London by train for those of us who do not live near there, as this is often the most unreliable, time-consuming or expensive part of the journey. It is easier, and often cheaper, to fly from Liverpool to Madrid and start our train journey there; and, yes, we are aware of the…

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28 Realistic Land Transport Flashcards – Education Article

This worksheet contains 28 realistic land transport flashcards. The following land transport flashcards include amphibious ATV, sleigh, taxi, double-decker bus, tourist bus, camper, police car, fire engine, ambulance, tank, tractor, garbage truck, truck, aerial platform, loader, refueler, tank truck, tractor unit, trailer , car carrier trailer, car, bus, streetcar, van, school bus, vintage, carriage, covered wagon.Parents and teachers can use these flashcards to play with their kids and toddlers and teach new words.Have fun! Similar Worksheets Download the worksheet(1.59 Mb, 0…

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School bus cost-cutting splits villages and families – and removes choice | Education

Parental choice now depends on ability to pay in some rural areas, where a new school bus policy to cut costs is splitting families and communities. Children suffering severe anxiety, parents fearing they may have to give up their jobs to drive one child to class behind a bus transporting a sibling – these images are a far cry from the happy picture of school choice successive governments have tried to project. In Suffolk, father-of-two Tristan Wood finds the stress…

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