Archive: February 2016

Testimonial from Brendan Yap (Maths Tuition)

Having maths tuition with Leon has helped me to understand maths much better and also allowed me to develop a strong liking towards the subject.

Leon is a very passionate and caring tutor. He would always make sure that I fully understand every concept before moving on and over the years he has given me many valuable tips for improvement. Leon is also a really fun teacher as he adds humour to his lessons. Before Leon, I never imagined maths could be so enjoyable.

Thanks for your guidance and encouragement over the last 4 years and for helping me get distinctions for both my O-level maths subjects. You are right, maths rocks! 🙂

Brendan Yap, Queensway Secondary School

Fun with Maths – Why Seven is so Awesome

  1. Most people can generally hold around seven numbers in their working memory for a short period of time (Miller’s law), which explains why our telephone numbers are mostly seven digits (excluding the country and area codes).
  2. Several sleep studies have found that seven hours is the optimal amount of sleep, not eight!
  3. There are seven colours in the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
  4. The ‘Seven Seas’ (as in the idiom ‘sail the Seven Seas’) is an ancient phrase for all the world’s oceans: Arctic, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Indian, North Pacific, South Pacific, and Southern (or Antarctic).
  5. There are seven continents in the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Antarctica,and Australia.
  6. Seven is used 735 times in the bible (54 times in ‘Revelation’ alone)! If we include ‘sevenfold’ and ‘seventh’, the number jumps to 860!
  7. And of course, seven is a prime number. 😉

Happy Seven! 😀

Sponge ME, Maths Tuition (Singapore)