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I don’t know why school teachers and have to keep peddling this particular old chestnut… especially when the people who say it seem to be the people from whom I least believe it! Please stop!

How about:

  • Maths is useful
  • Maths isn’t all that hard
  • Maths is easier with practice

No one ever says brushing your teeth is fun. Useful, yes, and a good habit to get into… but this whole fun thing seems to be as useful as products labelled lite are at helping with weight loss.

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After the David McCandless (of Information is beautiful fame) talk last week, I’ve had a look at some of the tools described.

My key takeaway was definitely that this was creative exercise, and that as well as actually thinking, good thing to use in the early stages was pen and paper!

However, once there’s a story to tell, some of the goodies mentioned:

Oh, and Tableau, too, complete with videos

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