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Holiday inspiration

Most people return from New Zealand with memories of the food, wine and beautiful countryside. But maths teacher Richard Batchelor came back with an idea for tailor-made revision. "Customer service in New Zealand was overwhelmingly helpful - the customer was seen as an opportunity, not a problem," he says. "I thought, why not adopt the same view for teaching mathematics." So he launched a company, Engaging Maths, and developed a guide to demystify the functions of Casio graphic calculators.

What is it?

An easy-to-use guide that shows how Casio graphic calculators can be successfully applied - and not only in their graphing functions - to calculus, matrices, regression, trigonometry, probability, complex numbers and most areas of the A-level syllabus.

Who is it for?

Both students and teachers. "Proficient use of a graphic calculator is a serious leg-up to exam success," Batchelor says. "If we are to do our best by our A-level students, then we must consider this."

What else?

Engaging Maths runs tailor-made, one-day Easter revision courses in the Nottingham area. Groups are restricted to 10 students. Post-course support is also available via email until students' exams.

For more information about the Casio Graphic Calculator Guide, or to book a one day revision course, see www.engagingmaths.co.uk or email info@engagingmaths.co.uk.

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